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Recent Examples on the Web The second confirmed case as per the Senegalese ministry of Health communique is an 80-year-old man, a French resident from the Sarcelles suburb of Paris who arrived in Senegal on Saturday and got tested on Tuesday. Ciku Kimeria, Quartz Africa, "Two French nationals have tested positive for coronavirus in Senegal," 4 Mar. 2020 In the joint communique that followed Pence and Erdogan’s meeting, both sides committed to the YPG’s withdrawal from territory along the Turkish border. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "Trump’s enormous gift to Erdogan," 18 Oct. 2019 First came the decision by French President Emmanuel Macron, the summit host, to scrap the annual practice of issuing a lengthy joint statement, or communique, at the summit's conclusion. Fortune, "Trump Portrays G-7 as a Love Fest," 27 Aug. 2019 The Communist Party issued a communique late last year signaling greater intervention in everything from education in Hong Kong to how the city picks its leader. Karen Leigh And Iain Marlow / Bloomberg, Time, "China’s New Hong Kong Affairs Director Used to Rip Crosses From Churches," 13 Feb. 2020 Jones’ communique appeared among redacted emails obtained late Tuesday by American Oversight, a nonprofit group, in response to a federal public records lawsuit. Randy Ludlow And Darrel Rowland,, "Despite earlier request, Portman opposes subpoena on why Ukrainian military aid was held," 22 Jan. 2020 Other communiques from Madrid take a more urgent approach, drawing from graffiti, street murals and poster art. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: A D.C.-Madrid ‘conversation’ beween artists, two shows infused with color and light, and Persian perspectives," 7 Feb. 2020 Whatever suite of apps your team uses, a centralized chat app will likely result in thorough logging of internal communique. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Tracking the future of remote workplaces: Apps, communication, and liability," 3 Feb. 2020 And after the same meeting, Trump left early and refused to sign the joint communique at the end. Billy Perrigo, Time, "What to Expect of Britain's New Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the G7 Summit," 23 Aug. 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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“Communiqué.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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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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