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Definition of public lending right noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

public lending right

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌpʌblɪk ˈlendɪŋ raɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpʌblɪk ˈlendɪŋ raɪt//
 
 
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in the UK, a right that authors have to receive payment when their books are borrowed from public libraries