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A bet is synonymous with a wager, but what does it mean in New York?
Origin of public debt
First recorded in 1715–25
Words nearby public debt
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British Dictionary definitions for public debt
noun mainly US
the total financial obligations incurred by all governmental bodies of a nation
another name for national debt
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