- a law or statute affecting or applicable to the public generally
- the branch of law concerned with the relations of individuals to the state and with the state as an entity capable of acting as if a private person
public lawpublic law
- The aspect of law concerned with the state acting in its sovereign capacity, as in its interactions with other governments or its prosecution of individuals for crimes.
- A law affecting the public.
- attributive form of public law
- public-law expert