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To publish means to make a publication; to give publicity to a work; to make a work available to the public in physical or electronic form; to circulate or distribute a work to the general public.

In the context of defamation, even communicating a defamatory statement to a single third party may be considered publishing.

In the context of wills, declaring a will to be the valid and true expression of one’s testamentary intent is considered publishing.

[Last updated in August of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]