pronouncement

[pruh-nouns-muhnt]
noun
1.
a formal or authoritative statement.
2.
an opinion or decision.
3.
act of pronouncing.

Origin:
1585–95; pronounce + -ment

prepronouncement, noun
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pronouncement (prəˈnaʊnsmənt)
 
n
1.  an official or authoritative statement or announcement
2.  the act of pronouncing, declaring, or uttering formally

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Example sentences
Of course, this pronouncement keeps getting trotted out by people who haven't a
  clue or have an agenda.
They have a set theme, or they work through a set pronouncement.
Though a characteristically exaggerated pronouncement, it is undeniable that
  there is a soupçon of truth in it.
How refreshing, a science report without a paid political pronouncement.
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