- 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.).
Origin of promulgate
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Examples from the Web for promulgated
The Law of Return was promulgated in 1951 to grant automatic Israeli citizenship to every Jew.Is The Law of Return Unjust?
May 10, 2013
"The man who comes after me will need a wooden overcoat," he promulgated.They of the High Trails
No laws were promulgated, and everybody continued to do as heretofore.The Philippine Islands
These verses were promulgated in Ramzan, the 9th month of the year.A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihd'
Moulavi Gergh Ali
Simultaneously, a new theory of colonisation was promulgated.
Meantime, Lincoln's famous Proclamation of Emancipation had been promulgated.Four Years in Rebel Capitals
T. C. DeLeon
- to put into effect (a law, decree, etc), esp by formal proclamation
- to announce or declare officially
- to make widespread
Word Origin and History for promulgated
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.).