Definition of gazette in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡəˈzɛt/


1A journal or newspaper, especially the official one of an organization or institution: a sporting gazette [in names]: the Police Gazette
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  • It was submitted that examination of this translation of the official gazette supplemented the views which he advanced.
  • The closure becomes effective only after the public has been notified about its legality through the government gazette or through local newspaper adverts.
  • When the commission receives the application, it places a notice in the government gazette and in a newspaper circulated in the respective area.
newspaper, paper, tabloid, broadsheet, journal, periodical, weekly, organ, news-sheet, newsletter, bulletin;
digest, review
informal rag, scandal sheet
North American informal tab
Indian informal eveninger
dated extra
1.1 historical A news-sheet.


[with object] British
1Announce or publish (something) in an official gazette: we will need to gazette the bill if a decision cannot be reached imminently (as adjective gazetted) a gazetted holiday
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  • He also announced that he gazetted a set of norms and standards last week for educators, which he described as a ‘developmental’ rather than a policing exercise.
  • He earned the respect and friendship of one of the assisting naval officers, a certain Horatio Nelson (who later testified at his trial), and his name was gazetted in the official published reports.
  • ‘The minister agreed not to gazette the restructuring bill until the talks with unions are over,’ he said.
1.1 [with object and adverbial] Publish the appointment of (someone) to a military or other official post: he was gazetted to the Somerset Light Infantry
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  • If the Bulletin is correct, he was gazetted lieutenant in 1980.
  • In 1961 I was gazetted I think, and I've either been President or Secretary, Treasurer, for probably 40 years or better.
  • So she was gazetted as a full-time employee with superannuation benefits and so on.


Early 17th century: via French from Italian gazzetta, originally Venetian gazeta de la novità 'a halfpennyworth of news' (because the news-sheet sold for a gazeta, a Venetian coin of small value).

  • The word gazette came via French from Italian gazzetta, a shortening of the Venetian dialect gazeta de la novità ‘a halfpennyworth of news’—the news-sheet sold for a gazeta, a Venetian coin of very little value. The verb phrase to be gazetted (late 17th century) meant ‘be the subject of an announcement in a gazette’, and ‘be named in a gazette as being appointed to a military command’. Gazetteer is also early 17th century when it meant ‘journalist’: The current use of the word for a geographical index comes from a late 17th-century gazetteer called The Gazetteer's: or, Newsman's Interpreter: Being a Geographical Index.

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