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public school
public schools
1) N-VAR In Britain, a public school is a private school that provides secondary education which parents have to pay for. The pupils often live at the school during the school term.

He was headmaster of a public school in the West of England.

...the boy from the streets who went to public school.

2) N-VAR In the United States, Australia, and many other countries, a public school is a school that is supported financially by the government and usually provides free education.

...Milwaukee's public school system.

English dictionary. 2008.

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