What does public property mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. public property(noun)

    property owned by a government


  1. public property(Noun)

    Property, assets or information directly owned by or under the control of the state.


  1. Public property

    Public property is property, which is dedicated to the use of the public. It is a subset of state property. The term may be used either to describe the use to which the property is put, or to describe the character of its ownership. This is in contrast to private property, owned by an individual person or artificial entities that represent the financial interests of persons, such as corporations. State ownership, also called public ownership, government ownership or state property, are property interests that are vested in the state, rather than an individual or communities.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of public property in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of public property in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property

  2. Jean Noel Falcou:

    Not only were they installing a gate on public property, but also pouring cement on the beach to install an elevator linking the house and the beach.

  3. Frank Larkin:

    It states 'It shall be the duty of the Capitol police on and after April 29, 1876, to prevent any portion of the Capitol Grounds and terraces from being used as playgrounds or otherwise, so far as may be necessary to protect the public property, turf and grass from destruction or injury,'.

  4. Bruce Prescott:

    Frankly, I’m glad we finally got the governor and attorney general to agree to let the monument be moved to private property, which is where I believe it’s most appropriate, i’m not opposed to the Ten Commandments. The first sermon I ever preached was on the Ten Commandments. I’m just opposed to it being on public property.

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