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Public Lending Right

noun
  1. (in Britain) an act of Parliament that directs compensation to an author for the library loan of his or her book.
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British Dictionary definitions for public lending right

Public Lending Right

noun
  1. the right of authors to receive payment when their books are borrowed from public librariesAbbreviation: PLR
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