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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.
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              Published was the bounty of her name. --Chaucer.
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              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.
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     2. To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as,
        to publish banns of marriage.
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     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.
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     4. To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish
        counterfeit paper. [U.S.]
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     To publish a will (Law), to acknowledge it before the
        witnesses as the testator's last will and testament.
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     Syn: To announce; proclaim; advertise; declare; promulgate;
          disclose; divulge; reveal. See Announce.
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