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The definition of a manifesto is a public declaration of a plan that will affect the public.
An example of a manifesto is an announcement of a new plan for the local government to reduce crime.
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
noun pl. manifestoes or manifestos
a public declaration of motives and intentions by a government or by a person or group regarded as having some public importance
Origin: It from manifestare, manifest
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
noun pl. man·i·fes·toes
A public declaration of principles, policies, or intentions, especially of a political nature. intransitive verb man·i·fes·toed
To issue such a declaration.
Origin: Italian, from Latin manifestus, clear, evident; see manifest.