|n.||1.||A public declaration, usually of a prince, sovereign, or other person claiming large powers, showing his intentions, or proclaiming his opinions and motives in reference to some act done or contemplated by him; |
|Noun||1.||manifesto - a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)|
MANIFESTO. A solemn declaration, by the constituted authorities of a nation,
which contains the reasons for its public acts towards another.
2. On the declaration of war, a manifesto is usually issued in which the nation declaring the war, states the reasons for so doing. Vattel, liv. 3, c. 4, Sec. 64; Wolff, Sec. 1187. See Anti-Manifesto.