What is PRESS?

In old practice. A piece or skin of parchment, several of which used to be sewed together in making up a roll or record of proceedings. See 1 Bl. Comm. 183; Townsh. PI. 486. Metaphorically, the aggregate of publications issuing from the press, or the giving publicity to one’s sentiments and opinions through the medium of printing; as in the phrase “liberty of the press.”

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