denunciation[dē nun′sē ā′s̸hən, di-]
- Denunciation is defined as the act of condemning or accusing in public, or giving formal notice of the end of an agreement.
- An example of a denunciation is publicly telling the evil doings of an elected official.
- An example of a denunciation is to send a written notice to students that a previous agreement to honor lower prices for excellent grades is no longer going to be honored.
the act of denouncing
Origin of denunciationMiddle English denunciacioun ; from Classical Latin denuntiatio ; from denuntiatus, past participle of denuntiare, to announce, denounce ; from de-, intensive + nuntiare, announce
- The act or an instance of denouncing, especially a public condemnation or censure.
- The reporting of a person to the authorities for possible criminal prosecution.
Origin of denunciationMiddle English denunciacioun, from Latin dēnūntiātiō, dēnūntiātiōn-, from dēnūntiātus, past participle of dēnūntiāre, to announce; see denounce.
- de·nun′ci·a′tive , de·nun′ci·a·to′ry
- Proclamation; announcement; a publishing.
- The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.
- That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.