[ man-uh-fes-toh ]
/ ˌmæn əˈfɛs toʊ /

noun, plural man·i·fes·toes.

a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives, as one issued by a government, sovereign, or organization.

Origin of manifesto

1640–50; < Italian; see manifest (adj.)
Related formscoun·ter·man·i·fes·to, noun, plural coun·ter·man·i·fes·toes. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˌmænɪˈfɛstəʊ) /

noun plural -tos or -toes

a public declaration of intent, policy, aims, etc, as issued by a political party, government, or movement

Word Origin for manifesto

C17: from Italian, from manifestare to manifest
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Word Origin and History for manifesto



"public declaration," 1640s, from Italian manifesto "public declaration explaining past actions and announcing the motive for forthcoming ones," originally "proof," from Latin manifestus (see manifest (adj.)).

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