verb (used with object), prom·ul·gat·ed, prom·ul·gat·ing.
Origin of promulgate
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Historical Examples of promulgated
It was not promulgated, however, till the first of January following.History of Kershaw's Brigade
D. Augustus Dickert
Or again, ‘Was the Book of the Covenant promulgated at the unification of the component clans, or did it grow up long after?’
Mr. Healy seemed to think that something turned upon the date (May, 1898) at which these articles were promulgated.Letters To "The Times" Upon War And Neutrality (1881-1920)
Thomas Erskine Holland
The consideration of the faith which she promulgated cannot be severed from that of her government and her worship.
Towards the end of his life he promulgated a new creed known as the Din-i-ilahi or divine faith.Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)
Word Origin 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.).