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1. The act or an instance of denouncing, especially a public condemnation or censure.
2. The reporting of a person to the authorities for possible criminal prosecution.
[Middle English denunciacioun, from Latin dēnūntiātiō, dēnūntiātiōn-, from dēnūntiātus, past participle of dēnūntiāre, to announce; see denounce.]
de·nun′ci·a′tive (-ā′tĭv, -ə-tĭv), de·nun′ci·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
1. open condemnation; censure; denouncing
2. (Law) law obsolete a charge or accusation of crime made by an individual before a public prosecutor or tribunal
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a formal announcement of the termination of a treaty
4. archaic an announcement in the form of an impending threat or warning
de•nun•ci•a•tion(dɪˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-)
1. an act or instance of denouncing.
2. an accusation of crime before a public prosecutor or tribunal.
3. notice of the termination or the renouncement of an international agreement or part thereof.
[1540–50; < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||denunciation - a public act of denouncing |
speech act - the use of language to perform some act
excoriation - severe censure
damnation - the act of damning
1. condemnation, criticism, accusation, censure, stick (slang), invective, character assassination, stigmatization, castigation, obloquy, denouncement, fulmination a stinging denunciation of his critics