in an open and public manner
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 William A[lexander] Craigie, A[dam] J[ack] Aitken [et al.], editors, A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue: From the Twelfth Century to the End of the Seventeenth, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1931–2002, →OCLC; reproduced on The Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries, 2004–, →OCLC.