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

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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 Supreme headquarters in its fifteenth communique said small Allied gains were registered in all but one sector, at Tilly-Sur-Suelles, where strong resistance continued. Wes Gallagher, Houston Chronicle, "U.S. TROOPS CAPTURE MONTEBOURG," 9 June 2019 The Singapore communique also said the two governments would revive a program of repatriating the remains of U.S. military personnel killed in the Korean War of the 1950s. Tracy Wilkinson,, "North Korea accuses U.S. of making 'unilateral' demands in nuclear talks," 7 July 2018 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

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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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a period when something is suspended

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