Publication
Publication Pub`li*ca"tion, n. [L. publicatio confiscation: cf. F. publication. See {Publish}.] 1. The act of publishing or making known; notification to the people at large, either by words, writing, or printing; proclamation; divulgation; promulgation; as, the publication of the law at Mount Sinai; the publication of the gospel; the publication of statutes or edicts. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of offering a book, pamphlet, engraving, etc., to the public by sale or by gratuitous distribution. [1913 Webster]

The publication of these papers was not owing to our folly, but that of others. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is published or made known; especially, any book, pamphlet, etc., offered for sale or to public notice; as, a daily or monthly publication. [1913 Webster]

4. An act done in public. [R. & Obs.] [1913 Webster]

His jealousy . . . attends the business, the recreations, the publications, and retirements of every man. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

{Publication of a libel} (Law), such an exhibition of a libel as brings it to the notice of at least one person other than the person libeled.

{Publication of a will} (Law), the delivery of a will, as his own, by a testator to witnesses who attest it. [1913 Webster]


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  • publication — [ pyblikasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1290; de publier, d apr. lat. publicatio 1 ♦ Dr. Action de publier; procédure ayant pour objet de porter (un acte juridique) à la connaissance de tous. ⇒ promulgation. La publication d une loi. Publications des bans du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • publication — pub·li·ca·tion n 1: the act or process of publishing 2: a published work Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. publication …   Law dictionary

  • publication — pub‧li‧ca‧tion [ˌpʌblˈkeɪʆn] noun 1. [uncountable] the act of making a book, magazine etc available for sale, or the time at which this is done: • the publication of books with titles like The Great American Collapse • This novel began… …   Financial and business terms

  • publication — Publication. s. f. v. Action de rendre une chose publique & manifeste. La publication de la guerre. la publication de la paix. depuis la publication d un tel Edit. la publication des bans d un mariage. la publication d un livre …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • publication — Publication, Publicatio. Publication de livres, Editio librorum. Publication d enquestes, Editio inquisitionum, B …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • publication — [n1] printing of written or visual material advertisement, airing, announcement, appearance, broadcast, broadcasting, communication, declaration, disclosure, discovery, dissemination, divulgation, issuance, issuing, notification, proclamation,… …   New thesaurus

  • Publication — (Publicirung), 1) so v.w. Bekanntmachung, Eröffnung; daher Publicatio sententiae, Eröffnung des Urtheils. P. testamenti, die gerichtliche Eröffnung eines Testaments …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • publication — (n.) late 14c., the act of making publicly known, from O.Fr. publicacion (14c.), from L. publicationem (nom. publicatio) a making public, noun of action from pp. stem of publicare make public, from publicus (see PUBLIC (Cf. public)). Meaning the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • publication — declaration, announcement, advertisement, proclamation, promulgation, broadcasting (see under DECLARE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • publication — ► NOUN 1) the action or process of publishing something. 2) a book or journal that is published …   English terms dictionary

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