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From Old French anoncier, French annoncer, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] annuntiare, from ad + nuntiare (“‘report, relate’”), from nuntius (“‘messenger, bearer of news’”). See Nuncio, and compare with annunciate. This definition is lacking an etymology or has an incomplete etymology. You can help Wiktionary by giving it a proper etymology.
Third person singular
- (transitive) To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim.
- (A date for this quote is being sought): Her [Q. Elizabeth’s] arrival was announced through the country by a peal of cannon from the ramparts. — Gilpin.
- (transitive) To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.
- (A date for this quote is being sought): Publish laws, announce Or life or death. — Prior.
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