Also called public act, public statute. a law or statute of a general character that applies to the people of a whole state or nation.
a branch of law dealing with the legal relationships between the state and individuals and with the relations among governmental agencies.Compare private law.
Origin of public law
First recorded in 1765–75
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British Dictionary definitions for public law
a law that applies to the public of a state or nation
the branch of law that deals with relations between a state and its individual membersCompare private law
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