from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make known (a decree, for example) by public declaration; announce officially. See Synonyms at announce.
- transitive v. To put (a law) into effect by formal public announcement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make known or public.
- v. To put into effect as a regulation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make known by open declaration, as laws, decrees, or tidings; to publish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make known by open declaration, as laws, decrees, or tidings; publish; announce; proclaim.
- Synonyms Declare, Announce, Proclaim, etc. See announce.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. state or announce
- v. put a law into effect by formal declaration
Latin prōmulgāre, prōmulgāt-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin promulgatus, past participle of promulgō ("I make known, publish"), either from provulgō ("I make known, publish"), from pro ("forth") + vulgō ("I publish") or mulgeō ("I milk"), latter used in metaphorical sense of “to bring forth”. Compare promulge. (Wiktionary)