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


    public property

    BrE BrE//ˌpʌblɪk ˈprɒpəti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpʌblɪk ˈprɑːpərti//
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  1. 1(law) land, buildings, etc. that are owned by the government and can be used by everyone The youths were convicted of defacing public property.
  2. 2a person or thing that everyone has a right to know about Sophie became public property when she married into the royal family.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: public property