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EtymologyEdit

Sense 1 is probably from the association with public house.
Sense 2 from Middle English, from Old French publicain, from Latin publicanus, from publicum.

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NounEdit

publican (plural publicans)

  1. (Britain) The landlord of a public house.
    • 1890, Rudyard Kipling, "Tommy"
      I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o' beer,
      The publican 'e up an 'sez, "We serve no red-coats here."
  2. (historical) A tax collector in Ancient Rome.

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VerbEdit

publican

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of publicar.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of publicar.