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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.
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|Noun||1.||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"
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