noun see public-spirited

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Public-spiritedness — Public spirited Pub lic spir it*ed, a. 1. Having, or exercising, a disposition to advance the interest of the community or public; as, public spirited men. [1913 Webster] 2. Dictated by a regard to public good; as, a public spirited project or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • public-spiritedness — public spirited·ness …   English syllables

  • public-spiritedness — See public spirited. * * * …   Universalium

  • public-spiritedness — noun see public spirited …   Useful english dictionary

  • public-spirited — public spiritedness, n. /pub lik spir i tid/, adj. having or showing an unselfish interest in the public welfare: a public spirited citizen. [1670 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Public good — For the egalitarian terms, see Common good and Public interest. In economics, a public good is a good that is nonrival and non excludable. Non rivalry means that consumption of the good by one individual does not reduce availability of the good… …   Wikipedia

  • public — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or concerning the people as a whole (a public holiday; the public interest). 2 open to or shared by all the people (public baths; public library; public meeting). 3 done or existing openly (made his views public; a public… …   Useful english dictionary

  • public spirit — noun willingness to do things that help the public. Derivatives public spirited adjective public spiritedly adverb public spiritedness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • public-spirited — adjective Date: 1677 motivated by devotion to the general welfare • public spiritedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • democracy — /di mok reuh see/, n., pl. democracies. 1. government by the people; a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. 2. a state… …   Universalium

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