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pronunciamento

[pruh-nuhn-see-uh-men-toh, -shee-uh-] /prəˌnʌn si əˈmɛn toʊ, -ʃi ə-/
noun, plural pronunciamentos.
1.
a proclamation; manifesto; edict.
Origin of pronunciamento
1825-1835
1825-35; < Spanish pronunciamiento < Latin prōnūntiā(re) to pronounce + -mentum -ment
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  • This treaty was really nothing but a pronunciamento of Bonaparte.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • Champney had not anticipated this pronunciamento, but he accepted the challenge on the instant.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • Elsewhere is quoted Madame Calderon's observation of a pronunciamento.

    Mexico

    Susan Hale
  • Indeed, Melikoffs first pronunciamento from the lofty altitude of his new office struck a note of startling novelty.

  • The sentiments of such people found expression in the following editorial which accompanied Dorlan's pronunciamento.

    Unfettered

    Sutton E. Griggs
  • A few days later Lafayette, as commander of the armies in the North, issued a pronunciamento against the popular excesses.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • Even the Conquest of England was "justified" by a pronunciamento of legal assumptions subtly and elaborately drawn.

    The Quest for a Lost Race Thomas E. Pickett
  • The pronunciamento delayed was at length proclaimed, and carried to a successful issue.

    The Free Lances Mayne Reid
  • We never met without issuing a pronunciamento on some question.

  • Those who were delaying the pronunciamento had to give it their support, however much they considered it inexpedient.

British Dictionary definitions for pronunciamento

pronunciamento

/prəˌnʌnsɪəˈmɛntəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos
1.
an edict, proclamation, or manifesto, esp one issued by rebels in a Spanish-speaking country
2.
an authoritarian announcement
Word Origin
C19: from Spanish: pronouncement
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