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verb (used with object), di·vul·gat·ed, di·vul·gat·ing. Archaic.
  1. to make publicly known; publish.
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Origin of divulgate

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin dīvulgātus made common property (past participle of dīvulgāre), equivalent to dīvulg- (see divulge) + -ātus -ate1
Related formsdi·vul·ga·tor, di·vul·gat·er, noundiv·ul·ga·tion [div-uh l-gey-shuh n] /ˌdɪv əlˈgeɪ ʃən/, noundi·vul·ga·to·ry [dih-vuhl-guh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈvʌl gəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • This custom had the double object of preventing the divulgation of their doctrine and of exercising the memory.

    History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2

    Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.

  • He moved in a cloud, if not rather in a high radiance, of precipitation and divulgation, a chartered rebel against cold reserves.

  • I take on myself, without fear, any divulgation on his part.

British Dictionary definitions for divulgation


  1. (tr) archaic to make publicly known
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Derived Formsdivulgator or divulgater, noundivulgation, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin dīvulgāre; see divulge
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