public debt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n public debt the total of the nation's debts: debts of local and state and national governments; an indicator of how much public spending is financed by borrowing instead of taxation
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Quotations

  • Thomas Jefferson
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    “I, however, place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of the dangers to be feared.”

Usage

In literature:

If so, all public debts would be repudiated.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
If continued, it will be absolutely necessary to stop the payment of interest money on the public debt.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
But then what is the pledge which the public faith has pawned for the security of these debts?
"Commentaries on the Laws of England" by William Blackstone
There is a public debt of about one hundred and fifty million marks!
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
Public succours are a sacred debt of society; it is for the law to determine their extent and application.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Public succours are a sacred debt of society; it is for the law to determine their extent and application.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
All the interest of the public debt went to foreign creditors.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
They proposed to liquidate the public debt by reducing the various funds into one.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
The public debt has been reduced $495,276.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, January, 1851" by Various
Men, she argues, who are able to indulge in stimulants are able to pay their debts, and at least their share of the public debt.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
Federal expenditure in 1860, exclusive of payment of public debt, was $1.94 per head.
"The Galaxy, April, 1877" by Various
OF THE LEVIES FOR PAYMENT OF THE PUBLIC COUNTY AND PARISH DEBTS.
"The History of Virginia, in Four Parts" by Robert Beverley
The public debt had increased, and taxation was heavy.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
In his official address to Congress, Washington had urged the adoption of some definite plan for the redemption of the public debt.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
The public debt in the respective islands was L322,070 and L195,794.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
The acknowledged public debt of the country is comparatively small.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
The public debt of Spain was something enormous, and Cuba was forced to pay a part of the interest on this which was out of all proportion.
"Cuba" by Arthur D. Hall
During the year 1827 the public debt was consolidated, and a department was created for the application of a sinking fund.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
The public debt on 30th June, 1917, was L372,517,623.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Moreover, the necessity for invoking public obloquy upon the dens had passed away with the revision of the laws for debt.
"In Jail with Charles Dickens" by Alfred Trumble
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In news:

Italian public debt has swelled to its highest level ever, reaching (EURO)2.014 trillion ($2.64 trillion) in October.
Public Debt Above EUR2.0 Trillion for First Time in October.
But as Europe scrimps and saves amid a historic push to slash public debt, the motto here now is art for cash's sake.
Balancing debt and income, downtown seniors, official oversight, purchasing power, public art, unpaved roads, marriage rights.
Italian public debt has swelled to its highest ever level, reaching (EURO)2.014 trillion ($2.64 trillion) in October, the Bank of Italy said Friday.
Louis Public School Retirement System commits to private debt fund.
If you're interested in public service but burdened by thousands of dollars in student debt, don't worry.
"It's just not easy to give an electronic bond," said Mckayla Braden, a spokesperson for the US Treasury's Bureau of Public Debt.
So why not save some public money by replacing old debts with new ones at lower rates.
Total public debt outstanding Dec 3 16,338,093.
Italian public debt has swelled to its highest ever level, reaching €2.014 trillion ($2.64 trillion) in October, the Bank of Italy said Friday.
Italian public debt has swelled to its highest ever level, reaching (EURO)2.014 trillion ($2.64 trillion) in October, the Bank of Italy said Friday.
Occupy Wall Street activists solicit donations from the public and use it to buy unpaid medical debts.
Public Debt Above EUR2.0 Trillion for First Time in October .
Public Debt As % of GDP: 42.
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In science:

The second break at 2002 corresponds to the Brazilian public debt crisis of 2002 toward foreign owners (mainly the U.S. and the IMF) which implicitly assigns a default of payment probability close to 100% with a direct impact on the financial markets indexes as the Nasdaq.
Semiparametric stationarity tests based on adaptive multidimensional increment ratio statistics
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