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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Definitions for pronunciamento

  1. A proclamation or manifesto; a formal announcement or declaration.
  2. A pronouncement.

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Citations for pronunciamento
This was, then, not merely the official closing statement of a lost war, but the opening pronunciamento of an urgent campaign to maintain imperial control as well as social and political stability in a shattered nation. John W. Dower, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II
The general secretary issued a pronunciamento, in which traditional clotted cliches somehow turned into a kind of poetry, both majestic and absurd. Peter Simple, Daily Telegraph
Origin of pronunciamento
1825-1835
Pronunciamento comes from Spanish pronunciamiento, from pronunciar, "to pronounce," from Latin pronuntiare, from pro-, "forth" + nuntiare, "to announce," from nuntius, "messenger."