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publicly

adverb
     
pub‧lic‧ly
1 in a way that is intended for anyone to know, see, or hear:
She and her family agreed never to discuss the matter publicly.
2 done or controlled by the government:
a publicly funded health service
3 a company that is publicly owned has sold its shares in it to people who are not part of the company
4 involving the ordinary people in a country or city:
publicly elected bodies

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