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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or an instance of denouncing, especially a public condemnation or censure.
  • n. The act of accusing another of a crime before a public prosecutor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Proclamation; announcement; a publishing.
  • n. The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.
  • n. That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Proclamation; announcement; a publishing.
  • n. The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.
  • n. That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of denouncing or announcing; announcement; publication; proclamation; annunciation: as, a faithful denunciation of the gospel.
  • n. Solemn or formal declaration accompanied with a menace: a declaration of intended evil; proclamation of a threat; a public menace: as, a denunciation of war or of wrath.
  • n. In Scots law, the act by which a person who has disobeyed the charge given on letters of horning is outlawed or proclaimed a rebel.
  • n. In civil law, accusation against one of a crime before a public prosecuting officer.
  • n. The act of denouncing a treaty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a public act of denouncing

Etymologies

Middle English denunciacioun, from Latin dēnūntiātiō, dēnūntiātiōn-, from dēnūntiātus, past participle of dēnūntiāre, to announce; see denounce.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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