- 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.
Origin of denunciation
Examples from the Web for denunciation
Homage to soccer, celebration of its lights, denunciation of its shadows.The Literature of Futbol: 11 Great Books About Soccer
June 25, 2014
These responses may anger those who feel the only proper response in this situation is the denunciation of Dorner.Black Support for Dorner Shows Lingering Mistrust of Police
February 14, 2013
The activists recanted their denunciation of Kashua on its website, but Kashua said few Palestinian papers printed a correction.Sayed Kashua’s Strained Relationship With Israel
May 15, 2012
Speaking at the Hay Festival, Franzen launched into a denunciation of electronic books.Things Jonathan Franzen Says Are Bad for Society: Kakutani, Facebook
March 7, 2012
He deserves credit for the strength of his denunciation, but his refusal was predictable.Can Pawlenty Survive the 'Pledge'?
July 14, 2011
There was accusation, denunciation, abhorrence in the cashier's gaze.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
What astonishes me is his fertility in the arts of denunciation and scandalmongering.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The first half of the, sermon was a denunciation of the morality of men.The Christian
The denunciation you made in prison is true in substance and in fact.
But when I found out who he was I tried to take back my denunciation, and they wouldn't let me.
- 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
Word Origin and History for denunciation
early 15c., "act of declaring or stating something," from Latin denuntiationem (nominative denuntiatio), noun of action from past participle stem of denuntiare (see denounce). Meaning "a charge" is mid-15c.