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pub·li·can

 (pŭb′lĭ-kən)
n.
1. Chiefly British The keeper of a public house or tavern.
2. A collector of public taxes or tolls in the ancient Roman Empire.
3. A collector of taxes or tribute from the public.

[Middle English, tax collector, from Old French, from Latin pūblicānus, from pūblicum, public revenue, from neuter of pūblicus, public; see public.]

publican

(ˈpʌblɪkən)
n
1. (Commerce) (in Britain) a person who keeps a public house
2. (Brewing) (in Britain) a person who keeps a public house
3. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) a public contractor, esp one who farmed the taxes of a province
[C12: from Old French publicain, from Latin pūblicānus tax gatherer, from pūblicum state revenues]

pub•li•can

(ˈpʌb lɪ kən)

n.
1. Chiefly Brit. the owner or manager of a tavern.
2. (in ancient Rome) a public contractor, esp. one who contracted for the collection of taxes.
3. any collector of taxes, tolls, or the like.
[1150–1200; Middle English < Latin pūblicānus. See public, -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.publican - the keeper of a public house
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
barkeep, barkeeper, barman, bartender, mixologist - an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
tapper, tapster - a tavern keeper who taps kegs or casks
Translations
صَاحِبُ حَانَةصاحِب حانَه
hospodskýhostinský
værthusholderværtshusindehaver
pubinpitäjä
vlasnik puba
kráareigandi
パブの主人
술집 주인
pubinnehavare
เจ้าของและผู้จัดการบาร์
chủ quán rượu

publican

[ˈpʌblɪkən] N
1. (Brit) → dueño/a m/f or encargado/a m/f de un pub or bar
2. (Bible) → publicano m

publican

[ˈpʌblɪkən] npatron(ne) m/f de pub, gérant(e) m/f de pub

publican

n
(Brit) → Gastwirt(in) m(f)
(Hist: = tax collector) → Zöllner m

publican

[ˈpʌblɪkən] n (Brit) → gestore m ( or proprietario) di un pub

publican

(ˈpablikən) noun
the keeper of a public house.

publican

صَاحِبُ حَانَة hospodský værthusholder Wirt ταβερνιάρης dueño de un bar pubinpitäjä propriétaire de pub vlasnik puba gestore di pub パブの主人 술집 주인 caféhouder pubinnehaver właściciel piwiarni dono de pub трактирщик pubinnehavare เจ้าของและผู้จัดการบาร์ bar işletmecisi chủ quán rượu 酒吧老板
References in classic literature ?
I am attended by a select body of our boys; the butcher, by two other butchers, a young publican, and a sweep.
In the front first floor, a clerk who looked something between a publican and a rat-catcher - a large pale puffed swollen man - was attentively engaged with three or four people of shabby appearance, whom he treated as unceremoniously as everybody seemed to be treated who contributed to Mr.
Colette (whose name I do not know how to spell, for I was never in epistolary communication with that hospitable outlaw) was simply an unlicensed publican, who gave suppers after eleven at night, the Edinburgh hour of closing.
Here a red-nosed publican shouting the praises of his vats and there a temperance lecturer at 50 pounds a night; here a judge and there a swindler; here a priest and there a gambler.
The man on the bicycle was doubtless a member of those week-end parties at the Hall of which the publican had spoken, but who he was, or what he wanted, was as obscure as ever.
These men, who under the leadership of the tall lad were drinking in the dramshop that morning, had brought the publican some skins from the factory and for this had had drink served them.
However, one fine May morning he managed to borrow the old blind pony of our friend the publican, and Tom persuaded Madam Brown to give him a holiday to spend with old Benjy, and to lend them the Squire's light cart, stored with bread and cold meat and a bottle of ale.
Wembley had come to these parts years ago, I'd have seen myself in my grave before I'd have married a publican.
The fat red-faced man looked after him with astonishment as he strode away; so did the people in their Sunday clothes who were out so early; the charity- boys with shining faces, the greengrocer lolling at his door, and the publican shutting his shutters in the sunshine, against service commenced.
She's housekeeper to a retired publican, and attends the chapel in Park Place sometimes," the constable uttered weightily, and paused, with another oblique glance at the table.
It was but the day before my arrival that one of them had been most grossly insulted in the house of a publican.
said the publican, with a confused, beery idea of being good-natured.