Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In a public manner; openly.
  • adv. By or with consent of the public.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In public, openly, in an open and public manner.
  • adv. By, for, or on behalf of the public.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With exposure to popular view or notice; without concealment; openly
  • adv. In the name of the community.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a public manner. Openly; without reserve or privacy.
  • In the name of the community; with general consent.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. by the public or the people generally
  • adv. in a manner accessible to or observable by the public; openly

Etymologies

From public +‎ -ly. (Wiktionary)

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