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communiqué

[kuh-myoo-ni-key, kuh-myoo-ni-key] /kəˌmyu nɪˈkeɪ, kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪ/
noun
1.
an official bulletin or communication, usually to the press or public.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < French: literally, communicated, past participle of communiquer < Latin commūnicāre to communicate
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communiqué

/kəˈmjuːnɪˌkeɪ/
noun
1.
an official communication or announcement, esp to the press or public
Word Origin
C19: from French, from communiquer to communicate
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Word Origin and History for communiques

communique

n.

1852, from French communiqué, originally past participle of communiquer "to communicate" (14c.), from Latin communicare "impart, inform" (see communication). Originally the heading of official statements from the French government. Better, if it must be used in English, to print it with the accent.

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