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.


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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.


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