communiqué

[ kuh-myoo-ni-key, kuh-myoo-ni-key ]
/ kəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ, kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪ /

noun

an official bulletin or communication, usually to the press or public.

Origin of communiqué

1850–55; < French: literally, communicated, past participle of communiquer < Latin commūnicāre to communicate
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communiqué

/ (kəˈmjuːnɪˌkeɪ) /

noun

an official communication or announcement, esp to the press or public

Word Origin for communiqué

C19: from French, from communiquer to communicate
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Word Origin and History for communique

communique


n.

1852, from French communiqué, originally past participle of communiquer "to communicate" (14c.), from Latin communicare "impart, inform" (see communication). Originally the heading of official statements from the French government. Better, if it must be used in English, to print it with the accent.

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