But they was cussed by marster, when after de war they took up wid de 'publican party.
"It's the publican down by the harbour Michael Kane's speaking about," he said.
"I thank God that I am not like this publican," was the self-gratulation of a much greater sinner.
It was the prayer of the publican: "God be merciful unto me a sinner!"
Each district has its own standard of what is fair and allowable, and no publican can safely continue to fall below it.
The picture-house and the bicycle have damaged the brewer and the publican.
But in the table conversation with the publican there is no call to voluntary poverty.
He was denounced by priest and publican as a subverter of morals.
On the other hand while 'meridian' and 'quartan' are French, 'publican', 'veteran', and 'oppidan' are Latin.
For we pray standing, as it is written: The publican standing afar off.
c.1200, "tax-gatherer," from Old French publician (12c.), from Latin publicanus "a tax collector," noun use of an adjective, "pertaining to public revenue," from publicum "public revenue," noun use of neuter of publicus (see public (adj.)). Original sense in Matt. xviii:17, etc.; meaning "keeper of a pub" first recorded 1728, from public (house) + -an.