American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The branch of law that deals with the state or government and its relationships with individuals or other governments.
- n. A law affecting the public.
- n. law A category of law governing the relationship between the state on one hand and persons (citizens or legal persons including corporations) on the other. Constitutional law, administrative law and criminal law are some of the major subdivisions of public law.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. A public act or statute.
- n. a law affecting the public at large
“Moreover Pius IX expressly declared that, for their execution in the temporal sphere, the ecclesiastical ideals depended no less than the lay ideals on the consent and custom of the people, in the absence of which the papacy no longer claims to exercise power and rights, that public law and common consent once accorded to the Supreme Judge of Christendom for the common welfare (Discorso agli Accademici di Religione Catholica,”
“Orestes Brownson, in several articles devoted to it, while admitting its great erudition, attacked its position (adopted from Fénelon), that this power was derived not from Divine authority, but from the public law of that period.”
“It is characteristic of recent trends in public law (Smith, 1988) and in economics, which has discovered law, contracts, hierarchies, professional codes, and social norms (Williamson, 1975; 1985; Furubotn and Richter, 1984; Akerlof, 1980).”
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