publicly

[ puhb-lik-lee ]
/ ˈpʌb lɪk li /

adverb

in a public or open manner or place.
by the public.
in the name of the community.
by public action or consent.

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Origin of publicly

First recorded in 1925–30; public + -ly
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publicly
/ (ˈpʌblɪklɪ) /

adverb

in a public manner; without concealment; openly
in the name or with the consent of the public
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