Learner's definition of PUBLICLY
1 a [more publicly; most publicly] : in a way that is meant be heard or seen by many people b : in a way that can be used, seen, bought, etc., by anyone
The information is publicly available/accessible.
a publicly traded stock [=a stock that the general public can buy or sell]
a publicly owned company [=a company that is owned by the people who own its stock; a company that anyone can buy a share of]
2 : by a government
publicly funded research
publicly owned land
3 : by all or most of the people of a country, state, etc.