pronunciamento

[ pruh-nuhn-see-uh-men-toh, -shee-uh- ]
/ prəˌnʌn si əˈmɛn toʊ, -ʃi ə- /

noun, plural pro·nun·ci·a·men·tos.

a proclamation; manifesto; edict.

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Origin of pronunciamento

1825–35; <Spanish pronunciamiento<Latin prōnūntiā(re) to pronounce + -mentum-ment
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British Dictionary definitions for pronunciamento

pronunciamento
/ (prəˌnʌnsɪəˈmɛntəʊ) /

noun plural -tos

an edict, proclamation, or manifesto, esp one issued by rebels in a Spanish-speaking country
an authoritarian announcement

Word Origin for pronunciamento

C19: from Spanish: pronouncement
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