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publisher

[puhb-li-sher] /ˈpʌb lɪ ʃər/
noun
1.
a person or company whose business is the publishing of books, periodicals, engravings, computer software, etc.
2.
the business head of a newspaper organization or publishing house, commonly the owner or the representative of the owner.
Origin
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English: one who proclaims publicly; see publish, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for publishers

publisher

/ˈpʌblɪʃə/
noun
1.
a company or person engaged in publishing periodicals, books, music, etc
2.
(US & Canadian) the proprietor of a newspaper or his representative
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Word Origin and History for publishers

publisher

n.

mid-15c., "one who announces in public," agent noun from publish (v.). Meaning "one whose business is bringing out for sale books, periodicals, engravings, etc." is from 1740.

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