public school definition by Webster's New World
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- ☆ in the U.S., an elementary or secondary school that is part of a system of free schools maintained by public taxes and supervised by local authorities
- in much of Great Britain, any of a number of endowed, private boarding schools, generally not coeducational, which prepare students for the universities
public school definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An elementary or secondary school in the United States supported by public funds and providing free education for children of a community or district.
- A private boarding school in Great Britain for pupils between the ages of 13 and 18.