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promulgation

noun

  1. (statement)  a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen
    Synonyms: announcement. Type of: statement
  2. (annunciation)  the official announcement of a new law or ordinance whereby the law or ordinance is put into effect
    Type of: announcement
  3. (human activity)  the formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice
    Synonyms: proclamation. Type of: human activity

Etymology summary

from Latin prōmulgāre to bring to public knowledge; probably related to...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Promulgation

the act of formally proclaiming or declaring a new statutory or administrative law after its enactment. In some jurisdictions, this additional step is necessary before the law can take effect. After a new law is approved, it's announced to the public ... (41 of 1148 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Promulgation

Collins Dictionary:

promulgation | promulgate | (prəʊˈmʌldʒ)

the act or process of putting (a law, decree, etc) into effect, especially by formal proclamation | the act or process of announcing or declaring ... (24 of 329 words, 6 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/promulgation

Oxford Dictionary:

promulgate | promulge [archaic] | promulgation [derived] | promulgator [derived]

promote or make widely known (an idea or cause) | put (a law or decree) into effect by official proclamation (19 of 91 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/promulgate

New World Dictionary:

promulgate | promulgated [past tense] | promulgating [present participle] | promulge [archaic] | promulgation [noun, related] | promulgator [noun, related]

to publish or make known officially (a decree, church dogma, etc.) | to make known the terms of (a new or proposed law or statute) ; to put (a law) ... (29 of 64 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/promulgate

Macmillan British Dictionary:

promulgate [transitive, formal] | promulgated [past tense] | promulgating [present participle] | promulgates [3rd-person singular present] | promulgation [noun, uncountable, related]

to make an idea or belief known to as many people as possible | to make an official announcement introducing a law or rule (23 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/promulgate

American Heritage Dictionary:

promulgate | promulgated [past tense] | promulgating [present participle] | promulgates [3rd-person singular present] | promulgation [noun, related] | promulgator [noun, related]

To make known (a decree, for example) by public declaration; announce officially. | To put (a law) into effect by formal public announcement. (22 of 44 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/promulgate

Wiktionary:

promulgation | promulgations [plural]

the act of promulgating or announcing something, especially a proclamation announcing a new law. (14 of 18 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/promulgation

Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

promulgation | promulgate | (prəʊˈmʌldʒ)

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin prōmulgāre to bring to public knowledge; probably related to provulgāre to publicize, from pro-1 + vulgāre ... (20 of 27 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/promulgation

Wiktionary:

promulgation | promulgations [plural]

Origin: Latin promulgatio.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/promulgation

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

promulgate [transitive, formal] | promulgated [past tense] | promulgating [present participle] | promulgates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "promulgation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/promulgate

Macmillan American Dictionary:

promulgate [transitive, formal] | promulgated [past tense] | promulgating [present participle] | promulgates [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "promulgation"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/promulgate

Cambridge Dictionary:

promulgate [entry 2, formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "promulgation"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "promulgation"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/promulgate 2

the Free Dictionary:

promulgation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "promulgation"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "promulgation"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/promulgation

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

promulgation

Audio: North American pronunciation of "promulgation"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=promul​03 word=promulgation

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