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Definition of "denunciation" []

  • The act or an instance of denouncing, especially a public condemnation or censure. (noun)
  • The act of accusing another of a crime before a public prosecutor. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "denunciation" in a sentence
  • "But to dare to ask the question brought certain denunciation from the neo-conservative political power grid: Only a traitorous, subversive, unpatriotic, flag-burning, communist America-hater would question the virtue of a U.S. military venture."
  • "The term denunciation is also applied to matters connected with the Sacrament of Matrimony (see BANNS)."
  • "That mysterious chest, to which you tell me so terrible a denunciation is annexed, shall be preserved sacred as the relics of St.Fillan."