com·​mu·​ni·​qué | \kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā, -ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā \

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ad, advert [chiefly British], advertisement, announcement, bulletin, notice, notification, posting, release

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There is a communique that was published yesterday. Zeke Miller, Washington Post, "Analysis: Trump’s questionable claims of success," 13 July 2018 So, the kingdom may want to compromise and go for a smaller oil production increase, the option that apparently Iran favors, to get an unanimous communique. Javier Blas,, "OPEC Heads to Decisive Meeting With Four Possible Outcomes," 22 June 2018 Unlike on the Kim summit, Republicans issued few statements after Trump broke with Trudeau and reneged on signing the G-7 allies’ final communique after their meeting in Quebec. Eli Stokols,, "Republicans remain skeptical despite Trump's boasts of breakthrough with North Korea's Kim," 12 June 2018 Invariably, final communiques are couched in bland terms to cover up differences that always exist between participants. Ciara Nugent, Time, "'An Unprecedented Scandal': How Newspapers Around the World Reacted to Trump's Behavior at the G-7 Summit," 11 June 2018 Some diplomats were even floating the possibility publicly that a communique could be included that didn’t involve the United States. Washington Post, "Trump pushes allies away, embraces US adversaries," 9 June 2018 There is a communique that was published yesterday. Zeke Miller, Washington Post, "Analysis: Trump’s questionable claims of success," 13 July 2018 Saturday, Trump summit pulled the US endorsement of the summit communique -- a joint statement that was signed by all the other G7 participants: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. Lauren Fox And Daniella Diaz, CNN, "Congress skeptical of Trump's G7 strategy," 11 June 2018 There is a communique that was published yesterday. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Ends NATO Summit by Announcing a Diplomatic Breakthrough That Did Not Happen," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of communiqué

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for communiqué

French, from past participle of communiquer to communicate, from Latin communicare

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English Language Learners Definition of communiqué

: an official announcement about a usually very important piece of news

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