(used with a plural verb) matters of general interest or concern, especially those dealing with current social or political issues.
(used with a singular verb) the field of study dealing with current social or political issues.
Imminent, Immanent, Or Eminent?When something is imminent, that means it’s impending. Immanent isn’t a typo, it means inherent. Eminent means distinguished. Imminent Imminent means likely to occur at any moment or impending. It refers to something that’s approaching, about to happen, anticipated, or threatening to occur. For example, in Coquette, author Frank Swinnerton uses the word to describe someone’s arrival: “While she was waiting, she one day received …
Origin of public affairs
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for public affairs
Nor did a public-affairs paper edited and published by women carry much weight.Susan B. Anthony|Alma Lutz