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publisher (n.)

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

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Definitions of publisher from WordNet

publisher (n.)
a firm in the publishing business;
Synonyms: publishing house / publishing firm / publishing company
publisher (n.)
a person engaged in publishing periodicals or books or music;
publisher (n.)
the proprietor of a newspaper;
Synonyms: newspaper publisher
From wordnet.princeton.edu