[ man-uh-fes-toh ]
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noun,plural man·i·fes·toes.
  1. a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives, as one issued by a government, sovereign, or organization.

  2. a mission statement or other document written and disseminated by an individual or group to enumerate or expound the guiding principles and beliefs that inform their actions: The mail bomber submitted his 35,000-word manifesto to two major national news publications.

Origin of manifesto

First recorded in 1640–50; from Italian; see manifest (adjective)

Other words from manifesto

  • coun·ter·man·i·fes·to, noun, plural coun·ter·man·i·fes·toes.

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British Dictionary definitions for manifesto


/ (ˌmænɪˈfɛstəʊ) /

nounplural -tos or -toes
  1. a public declaration of intent, policy, aims, etc, as issued by a political party, government, or movement

Origin of manifesto

C17: from Italian, from manifestare to manifest

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