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promulgate

[prom-uh l-geyt, proh-muhl-geyt] /ˈprɒm əlˌgeɪt, proʊˈmʌl geɪt/
verb (used with object), promulgated, promulgating.
1.
to make known by open declaration; publish; proclaim formally or put into operation (a law, decree of a court, etc.).
2.
to set forth or teach publicly (a creed, doctrine, etc.).
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin prōmulgātus, past participle of prōmulgāre to promulge; see -ate1
Related forms
promulgation
[prom-uh l-gey-shuh n, proh-muh l-] /ˌprɒm əlˈgeɪ ʃən, ˌproʊ məl-/ (Show IPA),
noun
promulgator, noun
nonpromulgation, noun
repromulgate, verb (used with object), repromulgated, repromulgating.
repromulgation, noun
unpromulgated, adjective
Synonyms
1. announce, issue, declare. 2. advocate.
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  • The cabinet may promulgate administrative regulations to implement the provisions of this chapter.
British Dictionary definitions for promulgate

promulgate

/ˈprɒməlˌɡeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to put into effect (a law, decree, etc), esp by formal proclamation
2.
to announce or declare officially
3.
to make widespread
Also (archaic) promulge (prəʊˈmʌldʒ)
Derived Forms
promulgation, noun
promulgator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin prōmulgāre to bring to public knowledge; probably related to provulgāre to publicize, from pro-1 + vulgāre to make common, from vulgus the common people
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Word Origin and History for promulgate
v.

1520s, from Latin promulgatus, past participle of promulgare "make publicly known, propose openly, publish," perhaps altered from provulgare, from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + vulgare "make public, publish." Or the second element might be from mulgere "to milk" (see milk (n.)), used metaphorically for "cause to emerge." Related: Promulgated; promulgating. The earlier verb in English was promulge (late 15c.).

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