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pronouncement

[pruh-nouns-muh nt] /prəˈnaʊns mənt/
noun
1.
a formal or authoritative statement.
2.
an opinion or decision.
3.
act of pronouncing.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; pronounce + -ment
Related forms
prepronouncement, noun
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Examples for pronouncements
  • Dressed in gold and crimson robes, he suggested a healthy dose of skepticism toward religious pronouncements.
  • Let's see some charts, photos and the names of those making the official pronouncements.
  • Unfortunately the behaviour of some in the scientific community has caused many of us to doubt all the pronouncements.
  • What saved me from the pronouncements of the broader culture was my parents.
  • The oracle was said to have issued pronouncements to priests through the rustling of a sacred oak tree.
  • He did not believe the pronouncements of the experts.
  • In such a clubby, comfortable place, pronouncements about the origin of the cosmos seem a bit overreaching.
  • Those details you mention can make the difference between a reasonable proposition and a wild apocalyptic pronouncements.
  • But his pronouncements often distorted reality rather than imposed order on it.
  • For lack of any official pronouncements, rumours swirl about his succession.
British Dictionary definitions for pronouncements

pronouncement

/prəˈnaʊnsmənt/
noun
1.
an official or authoritative statement or announcement
2.
the act of pronouncing, declaring, or uttering formally
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Word Origin and History for pronouncements

pronouncement

n.

1590s, from pronounce + -ment.

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