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PUBLICAN, civil law. A farmer of the public revenue; one who held a lease of some property from the public treasury. Dig. 39, 4, 1, 1; Id. 39, 4, 12, 3; Id. 39, 4, 13.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.