To publish a will
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. [1913 Webster]

Published was the bounty of her name. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

2. To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as, to publish banns of marriage. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish counterfeit paper. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

{To publish a will} (Law), to acknowledge it before the witnesses as the testator's last will and testament. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To announce; proclaim; advertise; declare; promulgate; disclose; divulge; reveal. See {Announce}. [1913 Webster]


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