promulgate

[ prom-uhl-geyt, proh-muhl-geyt ]
/ ˈprɒm əlˌgeɪt, proʊˈmʌl geɪt /

verb (used with object), prom·ul·gat·ed, prom·ul·gat·ing.

to make known by open declaration; publish; proclaim formally or put into operation (a law, decree of a court, etc.).
to set forth or teach publicly (a creed, doctrine, etc.).

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Origin of promulgate

1520–30; <Latin prōmulgātus, past participle of prōmulgāre to promulge; see -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for promulgate

promulgate
/ (ˈprɒməlˌɡeɪt) /

verb (tr)

to put into effect (a law, decree, etc), esp by formal proclamation
to announce or declare officially
to make widespread
Also (archaic): promulge (prəʊˈmʌldʒ)

Derived forms of promulgate

promulgation, nounpromulgator, noun

Word Origin for promulgate

C16: from Latin prōmulgāre to bring to public knowledge; probably related to provulgāre to publicize, from pro- 1 + vulgāre to make common, from vulgus the common people
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