Publish Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Publish, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Publish?

(v) Publish is the action by which one person communicate the information of any sort known to him or possessed by him, whether known to others or not, with an intention to pass the information to any one or more persons

History and Definition of Publish

The term "Publish" dates back to the 14th century and is derived from the Old French term "publier" meaning to make public. In legal terms, publishing is the action of communicating information of any sort that one knows or holds with the intention of passing it on to one or more persons. Publication can occur in various forms such as text, images, video, or audio, and can be disseminated through various mediums such as books, newspapers, magazines, television, radio, or digital platforms.

Examples of Publish

  1. The author decided to publish his book on a digital platform to reach a wider audience.
  2. The newspaper published an article on new government policies on the front page.
  3. The film production company will publish the documentary on a streaming service next month.
  4. The scientist published his research findings in a peer-reviewed journal.
  5. The company accidentally published confidential client information on their website.

Legal Terms Similar to Publish

  1. Propagate - the act of spreading something further.
  2. Disseminate - to scatter or spread widely.
  3. Broadcast - to transmit information through radio or television.
  4. Promulgate - to make public through formal announcement or proclamation.
  5. Circulate - the act of distributing something to a particular group or audience.