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be public property

To be widely known. Of course people are going to talk about that actor's love life—it's public property.
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be ˌpublic ˈproperty

be known or talked about by everyone: When you’re famous, you and your life suddenly become public property.
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The same necessity which secures the rights of person and property against the malignity or folly of the magistrate, determines the form and methods of governing, which are proper to each nation and to its habit of thought, and nowise transferable to other states of society.
On the other side, the conservative party, composed of the most moderate, able, and cultivated part of the population, is timid, and merely defensive of property.
This truth and justice men presently endeavor to make application of to the measuring of land, the apportionment of service, the protection of life and property.
It promises a recognition of higher rights than those of personal freedom, or the security of property.
Private property has crushed true Individualism, and set up an Individualism that is false.
With the abolition of private property, then, we shall have true, beautiful, healthy Individualism.
Jesus moved in a community that allowed the accumulation of private property just as ours does, and the gospel that he preached was not that in such a community it is an advantage for a man to live on scanty, unwholesome food, to wear ragged, unwholesome clothes, to sleep in horrid, unwholesome dwellings, and a disadvantage for a man to live under healthy, pleasant, and decent conditions.
With the abolition of private property, marriage in its present form must disappear.
When private property is abolished there will be no necessity for crime, no demand for it; it will cease to exist.
This, however, is, of course, the result of our property system and our system of competition.
There he is one maimed and marred; one who is not comely to look on, because Beauty is a joy; one who is not in fair raiment, because that may be a joy also: he is a beggar who has a marvellous soul; he is a leper whose soul is divine; he needs neither property nor health; he is a God realising his perfection through pain.
The government allows the exchangor to roll over the basis in the relinquished property into the basis of the replacement property rather than recognize gain at the time of the sale and purchase.
Since the latest statewide figures show that local property taxes account for 57 percent of all public education revenue, the gaping differences--between local property tax rates and the money these taxes generate--lie at the heart of what many contend is one of the nation's most inequitable school funding systems.
In a fractional property interest, each owner of a piece of property is deemed to own a physically undivided part of the entire parcel.
In general, the proposed regulations' treatment of costs incurred to acquire or produce tangible property largely restates existing law.
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