the quality or state of being public or being owned by the public.
Origin of publicness
First recorded in 1595–1605; public
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Historical Examples of publicness
Were not his objections as to the publicness of the place, I asked him, as strong now as before?
There was a formality and publicness about it that kind of weakened my nerve.