gazette

noun
ga·​zette | \gə-ˈzet \

Definition of gazette 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : newspaper

2 : an official journal

3 British : an announcement in an official gazette

gazette

verb
gazetted; gazetting

Definition of gazette (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 chiefly British : to announce or publish in a gazette

2 British : to announce the appointment or status of in an official gazette

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Noun

You are probably familiar the word gazette from its use in the names of a number of newspapers, but the original Gazettes were a series of bulletins published in England in the 17th and early 18th centuries. These official journals contained notices of government appointments and promotions, as well as items like bankruptcies, property transfers, and engagements. In British English, "gazette" can also refer to the kind of announcement that one might find in such a publication. It can also be used as a verb meaning "to announce or publish in a gazette." The word derives via French from Italian gazetta. A related word is "gazetteer," which we now use for a dictionary of place names, but which once meant "journalist" or "publicist."

Examples of gazette in a Sentence

Noun

picked up the monthly car-buyer's gazette when he was in town

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

El-Sisi’s approval was reported in the country’s official gazette on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Washington Post, "Egypt’s president approves law for ride-hailing apps," 24 June 2018 The law will come into effect once it is published in the government legal gazette, probably in the coming weeks. Washington Post, "World Digest: Jan. 10, 2018," 10 Jan. 2018 Local gazettes often provided information about members of prominent families, but were silent about the masses. The Economist, "Ancestral longingsAs China rushes forward, more people seek their roots," 11 Jan. 2018 The decision will go into effect in the coming weeks, the AP reports, once it’s published in the government legal gazette. Anne Branigin, The Root, "Ethiopia Moves to Ban All International Adoptions After High-Profile Abuse Cases," 11 Jan. 2018 The decree, published in the Turkish government’s official gazette, authorizes the extradition of foreign nationals imprisoned or convicted in Turkey if requested by the Turkish foreign minister and approved by the president. Yeliz Candemir, WSJ, "Detained U.S. Minister Faces New Charges in Turkey," 25 Aug. 2017 Spain made the takeover official by publishing special measures online early Saturday in the country’s gazette. Aritz Parra, USA TODAY, "Spain takes over Catalan government, calls for new regional election," 28 Oct. 2017 The Madrid government also sacked the Mossos’ chief, Josep Lluis Trapero, Spain’s official gazette announced on Saturday. Fortune, "Sacked Catalonia Leader Calls for Opposition to Madrid's Rule," 28 Oct. 2017 South Africa's foreign minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, granted immunity to Grace Mugabe in a government gazette notice that was published Sunday. Bloomberg.com, "Grace Mugabe Gets Diplomatic Immunity, Returns to Zimbabwe," 20 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of gazette

Noun

circa 1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gazette

Noun

French, from Italian gazetta

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gazette

noun
ga·​zette | \gə-ˈzet \

Kids Definition of gazette

1 : newspaper

2 : a journal giving official information

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