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[man-uh-fes-toh] /ˌmæn əˈfɛs toʊ/
noun, plural manifestoes.
a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives, as one issued by a government, sovereign, or organization.
Origin of manifesto
1640-50; < Italian; see manifest (adj.)
Related forms
countermanifesto, noun, plural countermanifestoes. Unabridged
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  • But the manifesto has become an object of sneering mockery.
  • In fact, their paper doubles as a manifesto for a new discipline.
  • It plans to publish a manifesto by the end of the year.
  • It's the missing piece that really kills me, it seems so obviously the manifesto of someone who is bitter and alone.
  • Some lavish praise, some jeer and others chime in to suggest bullet points for a manifesto.
  • It was not intended, but was generally taken to be, the manifesto of a party.
  • Yet this manifesto is less fantastic than some books thick with academic learning.
  • In his manifesto, he blames computers and technology for society's woes.
  • They had made a magazine in the form of a manifesto.
  • It is also, self-evidently, a distant dream rather than a manifesto for practical politics.
British Dictionary definitions for manifesto


noun (pl) -tos, -toes
a public declaration of intent, policy, aims, etc, as issued by a political party, government, or movement
Word Origin
C17: from Italian, from manifestare to manifest
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Word Origin and History for manifesto

"public declaration," 1640s, from Italian manifesto "public declaration explaining past actions and announcing the motive for forthcoming ones," originally "proof," from Latin manifestus (see manifest (adj.)).

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