[ dih-nuhn-see-ey-shuh n, -shee- ]
/ dɪˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi- /


an act or instance of denouncing; public censure or condemnation.
an accusation of crime before a public prosecutor or tribunal.
notice of the termination or the renouncement of an international agreement or part thereof.
Archaic. warning of impending evil; threat.

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Origin of denunciation

1540–50; < Latin dēnuntiātiōn- (stem of dēnuntiātiō), equivalent to dēnuntiāt(us) (see denunciate) + -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM denunciation

non·de·nun·ci·a·tion, nouno·ver·de·nun·ci·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for denunciation

/ (dɪˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən) /


open condemnation; censure; denouncing
law obsolete a charge or accusation of crime made by an individual before a public prosecutor or tribunal
a formal announcement of the termination of a treaty
archaic an announcement in the form of an impending threat or warning
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