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Publicans of the New Testament

were the provincial underlings of the Magister or master collector who resided at Rome. The taxes were farmed by a contractor called the Manceps; this Manceps divided his contract into different societies: each society had a Magister, under whom were a number of underlings called Publicaʹni or servants of the state.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Psalmist
Psalter of Tara (The)
Psaphon’s Birds (Psaphonis aves)
Psycarpax [granary thief]
Psyche [Syke]
Psychography
Ptolemaic System
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Publicans of the New Testament
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