a corporation, owned and operated by a government, established for the administration of certain public programs.
a large private corporation with many shares, which are sold to the public or traded on a stock exchange.
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How to use public corporation in a sentence
Enjoy the memories of your time as CEO of a major public corporation, whatever they may be after a mere four months.Farewell, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, Ousted for a Résumé Lie | Dan Lyons | May 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
As it is a quasi public corporation, it must extend its services to all that apply therefor and offer to pay the charges.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
After some general remarks, they assume that this college is a public corporation; and on this basis their judgment rests.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster | Daniel Webster
Does the fact that the purpose of the College is the education of youth make it a public corporation?The Life of John Marshall Volume 4 of 4 | Albert J. Beveridge
Yet the railroad, under the decisions of the courts, is a public corporation, while the mill is a private one.Monopolies and the People | D. C. Cloud
No relief has been rendered to any of the sufferers from Insurance Companies, or from any public corporation.A Full Description of the Great Tornado in Chester County, Pa. | Richard Darlington
British Dictionary definitions for public corporation
(in Britain) an organization established to run a nationalized industry or state-owned enterprise. The chairman and board members are appointed by a government minister, and the government has overall control
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