Definitions for public debt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pub′lic debt′(n.)

  1. Category: Government

    Ref: national debt.

Origin of public debt:

1715–25

Princeton's WordNet

  1. public debt(noun)

    the total of the nation's debts: debts of local and state and national governments; an indicator of how much public spending is financed by borrowing instead of taxation

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