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[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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British Dictionary definitions for promulgator

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 promulgator
promulgate
1530, from L. promulgatus, pp. of promulgare "make publicly known," perhaps from provulgare, from pro- "forth" + vulgare "make public, publish." Or the second element may be from mulgere "to milk," used metaphorically for "cause to emerge."
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