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Denunciation

De`nun`ci`a´tion
n.1.Proclamation; announcement; a publishing.
Public . . . denunciation of banns before marriage.
- Bp. Hall.
2.The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.
3.That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.
Noun1.denunciation - a public act of denouncing
Synonyms: denouncement

DENUNCIATION, crim. law. This term is used by the civilians to signify the act by which au individual informs a public officer, whose duty it is to prosecute offenders, that a crime has been committed. It differs from a complaint. (q.v.) Vide 1 Bro. C. L. 447; 2 Id. 389; Ayl. Parer. 210, Poth. Proc. Cr. sect. 2, Sec. 2.

accusal, accusation, accusing, allegation, allegement, anathema, anathematizing, arraignment, ban, bill of particulars, blame, blasphemy, bringing of charges, bringing to book, bulldozing, castigation, censure, charge, commination, complaint, condemnation, conviction, count, curse, damnation, death sentence, death warrant, decrial, delation, denouncement, doom, empty threat, evil eye, excommunication, excoriation, execration, flaying, foreboding, fulmination, fustigation, guilty verdict, hex, idle threat, imminence, impeachment, implication, implied threat, imprecation, imputation, indictment, information, innuendo, insinuation, intimidation, judgment, lawsuit, laying of charges, malison, malocchio, menace, pillorying, plaint, promise of harm, proscription, prosecution, rap, reprehension, reproach, reprobation, sentence, skinning alive, stricture, suit, sword of Damocles, taxing, threat, threateningness, threatfulness, thundering, true bill, unspoken accusation, veiled accusation, verdict of guilty, warning, whammy
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