from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A public declaration of principles, policies, or intentions, especially of a political nature.
- intransitive v. To issue such a declaration.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A public declaration of principles, policies, or intentions, especially that of a political party.
- v. To issue a manifesto
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A public declaration, usually of a prince, sovereign, or other person claiming large powers, showing his intentions, or proclaiming his opinions and motives in reference to some act done or contemplated by him.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A public declaration, as of a sovereign or government, or of any person or body of persons, making known certain intentions, or proclaiming certain opinions and motives in reference to some act or course of conduct done or contemplated; in general, a proclamation.
- To affect by a manifesto; issue manifestos or declarations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)
Italian, from Latin manifestus, clear, evident; see manifest.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
[mid 17th century] From Italian, from manifestare, from Latin manifesto ("to make public") (Wiktionary)