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 (prŏm′əl-gāt′, prō-mŭl′gāt′)
tr.v. prom·ul·gat·ed, prom·ul·gat·ing, prom·ul·gates
1. To make known to the public; popularize or advocate: "Franklin ... first promulgated the idea of free public libraries" (Elaine Wagner).
2. To put (a law, for example) into effect by formal public announcement.

[Latin prōmulgāre, prōmulgāt-.]

prom′ul·ga′tion (prŏm′əl-gā′shən, prō′məl-) n.
prom′ul·ga′tor n.
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Noun1.promulgator - (law) one who promulgates laws (announces a law as a way of putting it into execution)
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
lawgiver, lawmaker - a maker of laws; someone who gives a code of laws
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There are not wanting, it is true, some promulgators of paradoxes who maintain that there is no necessary connection between geometrical and moral Irregularity.
Kevin Hassett, the head of Trump's Council of Economic Advisers (and a friend), was the leading promulgator of this view.
Rooted in Zia's Ehtram-e-Ramazan Ordinance of 1981, the bill, much like it's promulgator, is embedded in an ideology of discrimination, fascism, xenophobia and ...
tourism can be a leading promulgator of gender equality as it offers a wide range of jobs for women,
ISLAMABAD -- Secretary-General United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Poloskashvili has said tourism can be a leading promulgator of gender equality as it offers a wide range of jobs for women, particularly in developing regions and rural areas where women still face major hardships.
Users can verify the correctness of smart contract by comparing the bytecode of source code provided by promulgator with the bytecode stored in blockchain.
Yet in reclassifying yesterday's hegemon as today's promulgator and respecter of norms, members of that establishment perpetrate a fraud.
Spencer, meanwhile, is usually seen as the primary promulgator of "social Darwinism," which became the handmaiden of both unfettered capitalism and what from today's perspective appear as thoroughly distasteful eugenicist theories.
Helen Young cites Martin as a promulgator of "gritty fantasy," whose work constitutes an indictment of earlier medievalist fantasists for their "unrealistic worlds and inauthentic invocations of history" (63).
PRBRES was tasked to be the policy maker, administrator of licensure examinations, promulgator, and enforcer of the rules and regulations necessary in carrying out the provisions of the law.
Starting with Julius Frauenstadt in chapter five, Beiser readily dispatches the assumption that Schopenhauer's proclaimed "apostle" was merely a promulgator. Frauenstadt served Schopenhauer best by playing the adversary, especially with respect to the latter's pessimism, which he found overweighed life's suffering in comparison to its pleasures.