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- publically (fairly rare)
- publickly (obsolete)
- publictly (rare, Scotland, from code switching with Scots)
- publiquely (obsolete)
- In public, openly, in an open and public manner.
- criticize someone publicly
- publicly announce something
- By, for, or on behalf of the public.
- publicly available
- publicly is more than 25 times more common than publically. Over the last 100 years, the relative frequency of publically has been increasing. publically is covered in Merriam-Webster and Collins. publicly is unusual in so far as -ic adjectives usually form adverbs by adding –ally.
in an open and public manner — See also translations at in public
publicly (not comparable)
- officially, in the presence of public representatives or on behalf the public
- 1858, Alexander Crawford Lindsay, quoting Lord Edzell, Lives of the Lindsays, page 388:
- Albeit I have stayit here in Edinburgh ane year and three months bygane, craving ever to be tryit of the unhappy slaughter of my umquhile Lord of Spynie, whereof I protest before God and your Majesty I am maist innocent, my Lord of Crawford will neither call me (prosecute me) therefor, nor stay, baith privately and publicly, yea in face of your Majesty's honourable Privy Council, to calumniate me.
- openly, in the presence of other people
- “publicly, adv.”, in The Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries, 2004–present, OCLC 57069714, reproduced from William A[lexander] Craigie, A[dam] J[ack] Aitken [et al.], editors, A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue: […], Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, 1931–2002, →OCLC.