Public Utility Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Public Utility, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Public Utility?

(n) A public utility is the provision of any service, irrespective of the lender of such services, to the public as a whole without limiting its scope to any particular group unless barred by the law of land. For example a taxi is a public utility but private cars are not.