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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
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The report is by three academics working for a firm called Publicani Consulting.
Cicero himself, although he spoke of a law that applied always and everywhere, was unstinting in his praise of the publicani and their shameless exploitation of conquered lands (Paul-Louis, 1927).
Not all equites were publicani of course, especially those who were the sons of senators but still not senators themselves.