- 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.
denunciation definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English denunciacioun ; from Classical Latin denuntiatio ; from denuntiatus, past participle of denuntiare, to announce, denounce ; from de-, intensive plush nuntiare, announce
denunciation definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The act or an instance of denouncing, especially a public condemnation or censure.
- The act of accusing another of a crime before a public prosecutor.
Origin: Middle English denunciacioun, from Latin dēnūntiātiō, dēnūntiātiōn-, from dēnūntiātus, past participle of dēnūntiāre, to announce; see denounce.
- de·nunˈci·aˌtive , de·nunˈci·a·toˌry adjective