Definition of publicness in US English:

publicness

noun

  • The quality, condition, or fact of being public; †the condition of being commonly accepted, prevalence; †fame, notoriety.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Anthony Wotton (d. 1626), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. From public + -ness.

Pronunciation

publicness

/ˈpʌblɪknɪs/