One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The quality, condition, or fact of being public; †the condition of being commonly accepted, prevalence; †fame, notoriety.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Anthony Wotton (d. 1626), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. From public + -ness.
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