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I.belonging to the people or state, Lat. publicus, opp. to ἴδιος, Hdt., attic:— δημόσιον εἶναι, γίγνεσθαι to be confiscated, Thuc., Plat. Subst., δημόσιος (sc. δοῦλος), a public servant, as the public crier, Hdt.; a public notary, Dem. neut., δημόσιον, ου, τό, the state, Lat. respublica, Hdt., attic
2.any public building, a public hall, Hdt.
3.the treasury, elsewhere τὸ κοινόν, Dem.
4.the public prison, Thuc.
5.τὰ δημόσια (sc. χρήματα) state-property, Ar. fem., δαμοσία (sc. σκηνή) the tent of the Spartan kings, Xen. adv.:
1.dat. δημοσίαι, ionic -ίηι, at the public expense, Hdt.; by public consent, Dem.; δ. τεθνάναι to die by the executioner, id=Dem.
2.neut. pl. δημόσια, at the public cost, Ar.

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