Definitions for denunciation
dɪˌnʌn siˈeɪ ʃən, -ʃi-de·nun·ci·a·tion
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a public act of denouncing
Proclamation; announcement; a publishing.
The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.
That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The act of denouncing; the proclamation of a threat; a publick menace.
Etymology: denunciatio, Latin.
In a denunciation or indiction of a war, the war is not confined to the place of the quarrel, but is left at large. Francis Bacon.
Christ tells the Jews, that, if they believe not, they shall die in their sins: did they never read those denunciations? Seth Ward.
Midst of these denunciations, and notwithstanding the warning before me, I commit myself to lasting durance. William Congreve.
Denunciation (from Latin denuntiare, "to denounce") is the act of publicly assigning to a person the blame for a perceived wrongdoing, with the hope of bringing attention to it. Notably, centralized social control in authoritarian states requires some level of cooperation from the populace. The following two forms of cooperation occur: first, authorities actively use incentives to elicit denunciations from the populace, either through coercion or through the promise of rewards. Second, authorities passively gain access to political negative networks, as individuals denounce to harm others whom they dislike and to gain relative to them. Paradoxically, social control is most effective when authorities provide individuals maximum freedom to direct its coercive power. The most famous informer in western cultural history is Judas - according to the New Testament, Judas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus of Nazareth, betrayed Jesus, making his arrest and his subsequent delivery to the Romans possible. Commonly, denunciation is justified by proponents because it allegedly leads to a better society by reducing or discouraging crime. The punishment of the denounced person is said to be justified because the convicted criminal is morally deserving of punishment. Yet, this reasoning does not present a compelling argument for society's right to inflict punishment on a specific individual. Society may recognize a crime's impact on law-abiding society, but traditional punishment theories do not even attempt to deal with punishment's effect on law-abiding society. Just as punishment may impact potential lawbreakers, it may also impact those who abide by the law. To fully understand society's right to inflict punishment, one must recognize punishment's full impact on all segments of society, not just on potential lawbreakers.
Denunciation is a public condemnation or criticism of someone or something, often in a formal statement or action. It typically involves expressing strong disapproval or censure, identifying wrongdoings, or accusing someone of a fault or offense. Denunciation can be directed towards individuals, groups, institutions, actions, policies, or ideas.
proclamation; announcement; a publishing
the act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment
that by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment
Etymology: [L. denuntiatio, -ciatio.]
In ordinary English usage, denunciation, from to denounce is essentially an accusation of wrongdoing. In the context of a treaty, denunciation or abrogation is the announcement of its termination. Some treaties contain a termination clause that specifies that the treaty will terminate if a certain number of nations denounce the treaty. For instance, the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs' Article 41 specifies that the treaty will terminate if, as a result of denunciations, the number of Parties falls below 40.
The numerical value of denunciation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of denunciation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
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