1. The written acts or records of a government (or its constituent units) that are not constitutionally or statutorily protected from disclosure. ? Laws and judicial records, for example, are public writings. A private writing that becomes part of a public record may be a public writing in some circumstances.
2. Rare. A document prepared by a notary public in the presence of the parties who sign it before witnesses. ¡ª Also termed (in both senses) public instrument; (in sense 2) escritura publica.
How do Chinese legal professionals usually express the term PUBLIC WRITING?
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