Publication of a will
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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