public library


noun

a nonprofit library established for the use of the general public and maintained chiefly by public funds.

Nearby words

  1. public housing,
  2. public interest,
  3. public international law,
  4. public law,
  5. public lending right,
  6. public life,
  7. public limited company,
  8. public nuisance,
  9. public offering,
  10. public officer

Origin of public library

First recorded in 1605–15

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