a name given by the Romans to persons who farmed the public revenues; specially a class of the Jewish people, often mentioned in the New Testament, and specially odious to the rest of the community as the farmers of the taxes imposed upon them, mostly at the instance of their foreign oppressors the Romans, and in the collection of which they had recourse to the most unjust exactions. They were in their regard not merely the tools of a foreign oppression, but traitors to their country and apostates from the faith of their fathers, and were to be classed, as they were, with heathens, sinners, and harlots.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • publicans — Tax collectors in the Roman Empire (Latin, publicani). The system was to offer contracts to capitalists, who then hired natives of the region to obtain the money: they were able to do this in excess of the amounts transmitted to Rome. There was… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • publicans — pub·li·can || pÊŒblɪkÉ™n n. manager of a pub or tavern (British); tax collector in ancient Rome …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Publican — In antiquity, publicans (Latin publicanus (singular); publicani (plural)) were public contractors, in which role they often supplied the Roman legions and military, managed the collection of port duties, and oversaw public building projects. In… …   Wikipedia

  • Australian pubs — A public house or pub for short in Australia is an establishment performing many functions, often serving alcoholic beverages, meals, and providing basic accommadationOriginThe Australian pub is a direct descendant of the English pub. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Oxley, New South Wales — Oxley New South Wales Entry sign …   Wikipedia

  • John Nelson (merchant) — John Nelson (1654 1734) was an American Patriot, a New England trader and statesman. He was born and died in Boston, Massachusetts.He was a nephew of Sir Thomas Temple [ [ hou01268 Temple, Thomas, 1614 …   Wikipedia

  • Public houses in Ireland — Public houses in Ireland, usually known as pubs, are establishments licensed to serve alcoholic drinks for consumption on the premises. Irish pubs are known for their atmosphere or craic . [ [… …   Wikipedia

  • publican — /pub li keuhn/, n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a person who owns or manages a tavern; the keeper of a pub. 2. Rom. Hist. a person who collected public taxes. 3. any collector of taxes, tolls, tribute, or the like. [1150 1200; ME < L publicanus. See PUBLIC,… …   Universalium

  • Parables — • A comparison, or a parallel, by which one thing is used to illustrate another. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Parables     Parables      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Mark 2 — 1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. 2 And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached… …   The King James version of the Bible

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”