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Recent Examples on the Web The talks were tense and passionate, going through the night at the city’s royal palace as negotiators debated tweaks to the conference’s official communique and ministers twisted arms to persuade their counterparts. Time, 24 July 2021 Go back to 2018, the last time the G7 came together in person, there wasn't even a mention of China in the communique. CBS News, 13 June 2021 Biden hopes the denunciation will be part of the joint communique released at the summit’s end, but some European allies have been reluctant to so forcefully split with Beijing., 12 June 2021 Trump famously departed early and rejected a joint communique. Jordyn Phelps, ABC News, 11 June 2021 But as Biden faced with the G-7 communique, some allies bristled at the NATO effort to speak out on China. Aamer Madhani, Star Tribune, 14 June 2021 No debate there on the communique, though Moscow was a key topic in foreign policy discussions. Alberto Nardelli, Fortune, 14 June 2021 But health and environmental campaigners were distinctly unimpressed by the details in the leaders’ final communique. Anchorage Daily News, 13 June 2021 But health and environmental campaigners were distinctly unimpressed by the details in the leaders' final communique. Star Tribune, 13 June 2021

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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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The first known use of communiqué was in 1852

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28 Jul 2021

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“Communiqué.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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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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