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.
one who farmed the taxes (e.g., Zacchaeus, Luke 19:2) to be levied from a town or district, and thus undertook to pay to the supreme government a certain amount. In order to collect the taxes, the publicans employed subordinates (5:27; 15:1; 18:10), who, for their own ends, were often guilty of extortion and peculation. In New Testament times these taxes were paid to the Romans, and hence were regarded by the Jews as a very heavy burden, and hence also the collectors of taxes, who were frequently Jews, were hated, and were usually spoken of in very opprobrious terms. Jesus was accused of being a "friend of publicans and sinners" (Luke 7:34).