Definition of gazette in English:


Line breaks: gaz|ette
Pronunciation: /gəˈzɛt


  • 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.


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  • 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).

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