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

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The communique ordered the 87-foot Narwhal to steam at full speed to Santa Cruz Island, about 30 miles off the Santa Barbara coast, to participate in the search for survivors of a fire aboard the commercial dive boat Conception. David C. Henley, Daily Pilot, "‘It will live with me forever’: Coast Guard officer recalls 4 days of duty at site of dive boat tragedy," 9 Sep. 2019 The French hosts abandoned the usual formal communique signed by the seven leaders—from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States—pledging future courses of action. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "Trump’s Weird Whoppers at the G-7 Summit," 27 Aug. 2019 But such messages have been muddied because of Trump’s communiques. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, "With Trump silent, Canada and the EU urge de-escalation in Hong Kong," 18 Aug. 2019 The communique will be incorporated into proposals to be endorsed by the top leaders in Osaka. Washington Post, "G-20 talks trade, finance as Japan readies for Osaka summit," 9 June 2019 Trump earlier on Friday suggested the talks were covering trade in agriculture, and not just border security issues as members of his administration had said -- and that the State Department communique listed. Eric Martin,, "Trump tweets about trade deal with Mexico, but Mexico is a bit baffled," 9 June 2019 And the idea that an ambassador with a distinguished record should be punished for criticizing Trump, in communiques intended only for a small, select audience, is clearly sticking in the craw of some. Laura King,, "Britain’s contest for prime minister roiled by Trump’s bare-knuckled attack on envoy to Washington," 9 July 2019 Perhaps this is inevitable, as Castro’s inner sentiments and psychology are somewhat opaque in communiques dedicated to intergroup rivalries and military practicalities during the last months of his guerrilla campaign. Michael J. Bustamante, Washington Post, "Portrait of a young Castro, drawn from his personal archive," 5 July 2019 In their public communiques, the leaders have avoided naming the United States and China or specific nations embroiled in controversial issues in a show of their conservative protocols. Kaweewit Kaewjinda,, "ASEAN leaders call for restraint amid sea row, US-China rift," 23 June 2019

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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

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

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authorized for issue (as a bond)

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