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for To publish a will
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Publish \Pub"lish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Published; p. pr. &
vb. n. Publishing.] [F. publier, L. publicare, publicatum.
See Public, and -ish.]
1. To make public; to make known to mankind, or to people in
general; to divulge, as a private transaction; to
promulgate or proclaim, as a law or an edict.
Published was the bounty of her name. --Chaucer.
The unwearied sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator's power display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an almighty hand. --Addison.
2. To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as,
to publish banns of marriage.
3. To send forth, as a book, newspaper, musical piece, or
other printed work, either for sale or for general
distribution; to print, and issue from the press.
4. To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish
counterfeit paper. [U.S.]
To publish a will (Law), to acknowledge it before the
witnesses as the testator's last will and testament.
Syn: To announce; proclaim; advertise; declare; promulgate;
disclose; divulge; reveal. See Announce.
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