public sale Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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public salenoun [C]

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COMMERCE an occasion when ​goods or ​property are ​sold in an ​auction: Brokers get ​tickets from ​sources as ​varied as ​publicsales, walk-in ​customers, and other ​brokers.
[C] STOCK MARKET an occasion when a ​company makes ​sharesavailable on a ​stockexchange: The ​firm announced it was considering a ​publicsale of its ​shares.
(Definition of public sale from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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