Promulgate Definition

prŏməl-gāt, prō-mŭlgāt
promulgated, promulgates, promulgating
promulgated, promulgates, promulgating
To publish or make known officially (a decree, church dogma, etc.)
Webster's New World
To make known the terms of (a new or proposed law or statute)
Webster's New World
To put (a law) into effect by publishing its terms.
Webster's New World
To make widespread.
To promulgate learning and culture.
Webster's New World

To put into effect as a regulation.


Origin of Promulgate

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin prōmulgāre prōmulgāt-

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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