a person who publicizes, especially a press agent or public-relations consultant.
an expert in current public or political affairs.
an expert in public or international law.

1785–95; < German; see public, -ist Unabridged
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publicist (ˈpʌblɪsɪst)
1.  a person who publicizes something, esp a press or publicity agent
2.  a journalist
3.  rare a person learned in public or international law

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Example sentences
Bond with your publisher's publicity department, and keep your publicist
  abreast of your planned activities.
Mockingbird is hardly a marketer's or publicist's dream, and could easily have
  been dismissed as a downer.
The queen's publicist didn't immediately respond to an e-mail asking for more
  details about her being a fan of ours.
They could even be fired for doing it because that makes them your publicist
  and not an objective observer.
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