Definition of gazette in English:

gazette

noun

  • 1usually in names A journal or newspaper.

    ‘the Westmorland Gazette’
    • ‘During the eighteenth century there emerged lodges and coffee houses, newspapers and gazettes, academies and salons; there came spheres of activity governed by the public will and by public opinion.’
    • ‘Neither he nor his father can be impressed by the fact that the paper's front page has latterly become a low-rent gazette chronicling the marital travails of minor celebrities.’
    • ‘Thanks for the journal and gazette, and a space to rant.’
    • ‘The state government issued an official gazette notification to this effect late yesterday evening.’
    • ‘The closure becomes effective only after the public has been notified about its legality through the government gazette or through local newspaper adverts.’
    • ‘Her letter announced that the official gazette notification would be published the next day.’
    • ‘The proposed law, of eight clauses and six sub-clauses, was published in the official gazette this week.’
    • ‘See this previous gazette article for more info.’
    • ‘The nurse didn't even raise an eyebrow, continuing to read from her silly ladies' romance gazette.’
    • ‘The government announced the election date in a special edition of the legal gazette.’
    • ‘Taiwan saw the publication of its first official gazette in 1896 during the Japanese colonial era.’
    • ‘When the commission receives the application, it places a notice in the government gazette and in a newspaper circulated in the respective area.’
    • ‘It will launch its own fortnightly regional property gazette on May 11.’
    • ‘It was submitted that examination of this translation of the official gazette supplemented the views which he advanced.’
    • ‘The official gazette notification that parliament was dissolved was finally released at midnight.’
    • ‘These include a once-off notice in local newspapers, a notice in the government gazette and a visible on-site notice that contains contact details for objections or public comment.’
    • ‘A special police team was sent to the government press to ensure that the official gazette notification removing the ministers was issued.’
    • ‘By the last quarter of the eighteenth century nearly every capital in the north and centre, and also Rome and Naples, had experienced a journal or gazette of some kind, at least temporarily.’
    • ‘However, these changes would only come into effect after the Bill is passed and an announcement made in the official gazette.’
    • ‘Anyway, thanks for the laughs, and I look forward to reading the next journal and next gazette.’
    newspaper, paper, tabloid, broadsheet, journal, periodical, weekly, organ, news-sheet, newsletter, bulletin
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    1. 1.1British An official publication containing lists of government appointments and promotions and other public notices.
      ‘an announcement in Tuesday's London Gazette will make clear that he is being stripped of the honour’
      newspaper, paper, tabloid, broadsheet, journal, periodical, weekly, organ, news-sheet, newsletter, bulletin
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    2. 1.2historical A news-sheet.

verb

[with object]British
  • 1Announce or publish (something) in an official gazette.

    ‘we will need to gazette the bill if a decision cannot be reached imminently’
    ‘a gazetted holiday’
    • ‘‘The minister agreed not to gazette the restructuring bill until the talks with unions are over,’ he said.’
    • ‘Those who do not succeed, could as well compete for other gazetted posts.’
    • ‘Prior to this act being gazetted, advocates could appear on behalf of clients, in any court in Namibia, whereas attorneys could only appear in regional and magistrate courts.’
    • ‘I, on the other hand, went and stood in the Card Creek ecological area and saw why that area was gazetted as conservation land in 1983, under a National Government, and I saw why it deserves the conservation status it has now.’
    • ‘The ceremony was never gazetted and only came to light after details were leaked in December 2003.’
    • ‘‘The current status is that there is no clear distinction between a hotel and a lodge and how these establishments are gazetted,’ he said.’
    • ‘The real sting in the new Bill when it was finally gazetted was the attack on the organisations concerned with human rights and governance.’
    • ‘I do not have the details of all 2,700 schools in my head, but, from memory, I gazetted the closure of that school just before Christmas.’
    • ‘To give some credit to Dr Cullen, he did finally gazette those changes, which have at least required farmland to be publicly advertised for sale in New Zealand before it is flogged off overseas - never mind how small the advertisement is.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The park was officially gazetted and is the only national park in Indonesia to have gone through this process.’
    • ‘This is the same Minister who sacks boards of trustees without gazetting it.’
    • ‘It is also interesting to note that in 1983, when it was originally gazetted as an ecological area, it was noted as one of the best examples in the Greymouth ecological district of forest on a wide valley floor.’
    • ‘A half-day public holiday was gazetted in 1916, and church services and recruiting meetings were proposed.’
    • ‘The Card Creek ecological area was gazetted and extended - both times under National Governments - for very valid reasons, because it is an area of high ecological value.’
    • ‘Some may say that it is not part of this bill as it has already been gazetted to enter the quota management system, and the Minister has already allocated the total allowable catch and the total allowable commercial catch for it.’
    • ‘The Minister now, for example, gets a chance to gazette safety courses without having to put them in the Gazette.’
    • ‘The day was not gazetted as a day-long public holiday, but as a little boy in Melbourne in the 1920s I can remember that, for the two minutes silence at eleven o'clock, a total hush covered the entire metropolis.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Nowadays any eclipse is gazetted well in advance, so that amateur and professional observers alike are well prepared, but that was not the case in Halley's era.’
    1. 1.1with object and adverbial Publish the appointment of (someone) to a military or other official post.
      ‘he was gazetted to the Somerset Light Infantry’
      • ‘If the Bulletin is correct, he was gazetted lieutenant in 1980.’
      • ‘So she was gazetted as a full-time employee with superannuation benefits and so on.’
      • ‘In 1961 I was gazetted I think, and I've either been President or Secretary, Treasurer, for probably 40 years or better.’
      • ‘He spent almost his entire life soldiering, being gazetted ensign in the 12th Foot at 13 years of age.’

Origin

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).

Pronunciation

gazette

/ɡəˈzɛt/