public carrier


public carrier
A common carrier. A carrier which holds itself out in its dealings and course of business with the public as being ready and willing for hire to perform the services rendered by it and within the field of its operations for the public generally. State v Washington Tug & Barge Co. 140 Wash 613, 250 P 49. See common carrier.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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