verb (used with object), prom·ul·gat·ed, prom·ul·gat·ing.
Origin of promulgate
Examples from the Web for promulgate
The federal and state governments, at their core, establish laws and promulgate rules.
The king then appointed commissioners to visit the district and promulgate the customs on the spot.
The club has had no cause to advocate, no doctrine to promulgate, no "movement" to help or hinder.Recollections of a Varied Life|George Cary Eggleston
The reason for not marrying which Lot used every means in his power to promulgate—his fast-failing health—gained little credence.Madelon|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for promulgate
Word Origin for promulgate
Word Origin and History for promulgate
1520s, from Latin promulgatus, past participle of promulgare "make publicly known, propose openly, publish," perhaps altered from provulgare, from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + vulgare "make public, publish." Or the second element might be from mulgere "to milk" (see milk (n.)), used metaphorically for "cause to emerge." Related: Promulgated; promulgating. The earlier verb in English was promulge (late 15c.).