público

[ poo-bli-koh; Spanish poo-vlee-kaw ]
/ ˈpu blɪˌkoʊ; Spanish ˈpu vliˌkɔ /
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noun, plural pú·bli·cos [poo-bli-kohz; Spanish poo-vlee-kaws] /ˈpu blɪˌkoʊz; Spanish ˈpu vliˌkɔs/.

(especially in Puerto Rico) a taxi that picks up and discharges passengers along a fixed route.

Nearby words

  1. pílos,
  2. pôrto,
  3. pôrto alegre,
  4. pôrto amélia,
  5. pôrto velho,
  6. púcán,
  7. pārvatī,
  8. płock,
  9. p’u-t’ung hua,
  10. q

Origin of público

< American Spanish; Spanish: literally, public

pro bono publico

[ proh boh-noh poo-bli-koh; English proh boh-noh puhb-li-koh ]
/ proʊ ˈboʊ noʊ ˈpu blɪˌkoʊ; English proʊ ˈboʊ noʊ ˈpʌb lɪˌkoʊ /

adverb Latin.

for the public good or welfare.
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British Dictionary definitions for publico

pro bono publico

/ Latin (ˈprəʊ ˈbəʊnəʊ ˈpʊblɪkəʊ) /

for the public good
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