communiqué

noun
com·​mu·​ni·​qué | \ kə-ˈmyü-nə-ˌkā How to pronounce communiqué (audio) , -ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā How to pronounce communiqué (audio) \

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

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As is typical of pre-summit gatherings, the G-20 officials were haggling over the wording of a communique to be issued as meetings wrap up Sunday. Washington Post, "G-20 talks trade, finance as Japan readies for Osaka summit," 9 June 2019 Nixon and Brezhnev signed the Soviet-American communique there in 1973. Terry Collins, Fortune, "Richard Nixon's 'Western White House' Is Back on the Market—At a Discount," 12 June 2019 Although heavy losses were claimed to have been inflicted on the landing forces, the communique admitted that the Allies had strengthened their bridgehead. Wes Gallagher, Houston Chronicle, "YANKS TAKE TOWN NEAR CHERBOURG," 9 June 2019 The Atlantic Charter is a joint statement by Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt that was not a treaty or a formal communique. Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, "What's the Atlantic Charter? Theresa May's gift to Trump, explained," 4 June 2019 Typically such precooked statements, or communiques, are worked out far in advance of summits. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: North Korea summit prep encapsulates Trump’s winging-it presidency," 11 June 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron said allies had reaffirmed in their communique their intention to meet the goal of 2 percent by 2024 and no more. Washington Post, "AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims credit on NATO spending," 12 July 2018 The skimpy communique from the summit commits Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to lead a process with a North Korean official to be named later, at a time and place to be specified. Heather Hurlburt, Daily Intelligencer, "These Are the Questions Foreign-Policy Experts Are Asking About the Trump-Kim Summit," 13 June 2018 In some cases, the actual summit meeting and leaders' signatures on a piece of paper or a joint communique are mere formalities as the hard work has already been done by subordinates. Matthew Lee, Fox News, "What did Trump and Putin talk about? Only they know," 20 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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communiqué

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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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