Publican

Pub"li*can

(?), n. [L. publicanus: cf. F. publicain. See Public.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) A farmer of the taxes and public revenues; hence, a collector of toll or tribute. The inferior officers of this class were often oppressive in their exactions, and were regarded with great detestation.
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As Jesus at meat . . . many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
Matt. 1x. 10.
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How like a fawning publican he looks!
Shak.
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2. The keeper of an inn or public house; one licensed to retail beer, spirits, or wine.
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