(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.
Words nearby public affairs
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