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The funds raised by a government by taxation or other means.
- ‘Why should what we pay or don't pay to the public purse be confidential?’
- ‘He said that the public purse was not being properly protected.’
- ‘Demands on the public purse continue to grow and tax revenues are depleted.’
- ‘One of the reasons is that the trip was funded from the public purse and, as taxpayers, people deserve an explanation.’
- ‘Nepotism was rife, friends and relatives were given jobs or found themselves the recipients of grants funded from the public purse.’
public purse/ˈpəblik pərs/
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