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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The keeper of an inn, hostelry or a licensed saloon or bar

Usage examples (26)
  • Irishman is a knowing scoundrel, the publican is a trifle more knowledgable than the customer, whose brains are besodden.
  • It was a wonder of his grace that he would call a publican, from the receipt of custom, to be his disciple and follower, v. 27.
  • Their publican is the druggist, where they buy opium for themselves and Godfrey's cordial, a preparation from laudanum, for their children.
  • On more than one occasion he seemed to refer to a mysterious "publican". for more
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