• WordNet 3.6
    • n promulgation the formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice "his promulgation of the policy proved to be premature"
    • n promulgation the official announcement of a new law or ordinance whereby the law or ordinance is put into effect
    • n promulgation a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen "the announcement appeared in the local newspaper","the promulgation was written in English"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Promulgation The act of promulgating; publication; open declaration; as, the promulgation of the gospel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n promulgation The act of promulgating; publication; open declaration.
    • n promulgation In law: The first official publication of a law which has been passed, or of an ordinance or a proclamation.
    • n promulgation More strictly, the final order of the sovereign power which puts an enacted law into execution.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Promulgation act of promulgating: publication: open declaration:
    • ns Promulgation (law) the first official publication of a new law
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. promulgatio,: cf. F. promulgation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. promulgāre, -ātum.


In literature:

A schedule of formations, similar to Camp Meade routine, was promulgated on board.
"The Delta of the Triple Elevens" by William Elmer Bachman
It was a sad thing that the salutary laws he had promulgated in the last year of his reign came from so evil a source.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 9 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
He would seem never to have promulgated any definite account of his own religion, nor did he write anything himself.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
My 'system' is not for promulgation first of all; it is for serving myself to live by.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
This order of Ramirez was promulgated on the day of St. Francis, a Monday, the day 7 Camey.
"The Annals of the Cakchiquels" by Daniel G. Brinton
The strictest moral regulations were promulgated.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Hishamee does not say that the order was promulgated at the execution of the Bani Koreiza.
"A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihád'" by Moulavi Gerágh Ali
Laws for the encouragement of stock-raising have been promulgated.
"Mexico" by Charles Reginald Enock
Titles are a plan got up bi humans tew assist natur in promulgating aristokrasy.
"Little Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor" by Various
He arrived in Rome just after an edict had been promulgated by Nero against magicians.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott

In poetry:

I swear I dare not shirk any part of myself,
Not any part of America, good or bad,
Not the promulgation of Liberty—not to cheer up slaves and horrify
foreign despots,
Not to build for that which builds for mankind,
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman
Let others promulge the laws—I will make no account of the laws;
Let others praise eminent men and hold up peace—I hold up agitation
and conflict;
I praise no eminent man—I rebuke to his face the one that was
thought most worthy.
"Myself And Mine" by Walt Whitman

In news:

In October 1962, the Shah's government in Iran, as a step toward the extension of representative institutions, promulgated a law which provided for the election of representative local councils throughout the country.
The liturgy in the West, today, is far richer than that set forth in the liturgical books promulgated by Pope Paul VI.
But the Indiana justices decided that FEGLIA doesn't preempt equitable state law claims to recover FEGLIA proceeds that have been paid in accordance with FEGLIA's provisions and the regulations promulgated under it.
TCL > March 2001 Issue > Effect of Recording Certified Copy of Money Judgment ( Promulgated December 9, 2000).
But for all the attempts at promulgating de-Tex'd Mex, it will take more than nostalgic nationals to keep places like Si Señor going.
The Probate & Family Court has promulgated three new standing orders.
However, there is no prohibition against promulgating regulations which affect the methods of applying these chemicals where it can be proven that the protection of the public's health and water supply i...
NATO Shipping Centre promulgates its latest weekly piracy assessment for the 'High Risk Area'.
Recently, there was a letter published from a "Christian" perspective castigating the Obama administration and the health-care reform act it promulgated.
Regulation is the promulgation, monitoring and enforcement of rules.
Promulgate so many different rumors about Bloomberg that each one seems fresh and exciting.
According to the North Carolina seeress promulgating the current prediction, it's slated for May 21.
The US Coast Guard has promulgated its final rule implementing safety measures for uninspected passenger vessels under the Passenger Vessel Safety Act (PVSA) of 1993.
In response to a recent letter to the editor, we want to clarify some misinformation that was promulgated regarding the Galloway Captiva Tri.
A meeting was held April 30 at the Westwood Baptist Church in West Asheville, ostensibly to address the issue of voter disenfranchisement and the new Voter ID laws being promulgated by the tea party and Republicans.

In science:

History seems to show that he was only marginally successful at promulgating philosophy.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
We will adopt a consistent theme promulgated by other colleagues working on this problem.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
This is the point of view promulgated by standard quantum mechanics.
Fundamental quantum optics experiments conceivable with satellites -- reaching relativistic distances and velocities
So I tried a variety, obtaining neutrino fluxes scattered wildly about a value of 20 snu, a value simila r to, although somewhat lower than, the value promulgated by Bahcall (1964, 1966) before Homestake.
Heliophysics gleaned from seismology