promulgator


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prom·ul·gate

 (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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- Secretary-General United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pollikashvili 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.
than as promulgator of the Federal Rules) has been increasingly
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.
After all, one of the friars there was bold enough to inform Bishop Montufar, a promulgator of the veneration of the Virgin at Tepeyac, that it was "a cult which we all deplore".
Gilmore may be a creature of this world at its worst, a product and promulgator of its values.
While the 'American' chapters of the Memorie of Lorenzo Da Ponte, another major representative of Italian intellectual history in America at that time, hinge on the author's cultural mission as a divulger and promoter of Italian language and literature in the New World, (4) Mazzei's Memorie are centered on the political mission of a 'theoretician and promulgator of revolutionary ideas' in both directions across the Atlantic (Buccini, 1997: 161).