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pronouncement

[pruh-nouns-muh nt] /prəˈnaʊns mənt/
noun
1.
a formal or authoritative statement.
2.
an opinion or decision.
3.
act of pronouncing.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; pronounce + -ment
Related forms
prepronouncement, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pronouncement

pronouncement

/prəˈnaʊnsmənt/
noun
1.
an official or authoritative statement or announcement
2.
the act of pronouncing, declaring, or uttering formally
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Word Origin and History for pronouncement
n.

1590s, from pronounce + -ment.

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