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 (dĭ-nŭn′sē-ā′shən, -shē-)
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.
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Adj.1.denunciative - containing warning of punishment
inculpative, inculpatory - causing blame to be imputed to


Containing, relating to, or involving an accusation:
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Figure 3 shows the denunciative frequency of each of the classes observed, independently of the origin of the statement.
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