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

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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 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 On June 9, Trump upended the Group of Seven meeting of industrialized nations by refusing to support the final communique and lobbing insults at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Glenn Kessler, Washington Post, "Trump’s false assertion that Canada claims to ‘make’ $100 billion in trade with the U.S.," 12 June 2018 The reunification plan will have a few exceptions, according to the late-night communique. Nick Miroff,, "Trump administration says it has plan to reunite 2,053 separated children still in custody," 23 June 2018 It was called the OPEC-9 communique in a reference to the number of member countries that got on board. Javier Blas,, "OPEC Heads to Decisive Meeting With Four Possible Outcomes," 22 June 2018 An administration official earlier had said that Trump would join the summit communique. Jonathan Allen /, NBC News, "Trump pulls U.S. out of G-7 communique, accuses Trudeau of 'false statements'," 10 June 2018 Officials held out hope a full communique could be reached, but acknowledged the divides may be too great and that a different kind of document was possible. Josh Wingrove,, "G-7’s iconic photo shows its success, depending on the angle," 9 June 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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