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publican

  

      n  
1    (in Britain) a person who keeps a public house  
2    (in ancient Rome) a public contractor, esp. one who farmed the taxes of a province  
     (C12: from Old French publicain, from Latin publicanus tax gatherer, from publicum state revenues)  
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