gazette


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gazette \Ga*zette"\, n. [F. gazette, It. gazzetta, perh. from
   gazetta a Venetian coin (see Gazet), said to have been the
   price of the first newspaper published at Venice; or perh.
   dim. of gazza magpie, a name perh. applied to the first
   newspaper; cf. OHG. agalstra magpie, G. elster.]
   A newspaper; a printed sheet published periodically; esp.,
   the official journal published by the British government, and
   containing legal and state notices.
   [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gazette \Ga*zette"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gazetted; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Gazetting.]
   To announce or publish in a gazette; to announce officially,
   as an appointment, or a case of bankruptcy.
   [1913 Webster]
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