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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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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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