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English definition of “publicly”

publicly

adverb uk   /ˈpʌb.lɪ.kli/ us  

publicly adverb (TO EVERYONE)

C1 If something is done publicly, it is done so that everyone can know about it: The company publicly apologized and agreed to contribute some money to charity. publicly humiliated

publicly adverb (GOVERNMENT)

done, owned, or paid for by the government: The new railway will not be publicly funded.
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