Pla*card" (?), n. [F., fr. plaquer to lay or clap on, plaque plate, tablet; probably from Dutch, cf. D. plakken to paste, post up, plak a flat piece of wood.]

1.

A public proclamation; a manifesto or edict issued by authority.

[Obs.]

All placards or edicts are published in his name. Howell.

2.

Permission given by authority; a license; as, to give a placard to do something.

[Obs.]

ller.

3.

A written or printed paper, as an advertisement or a declaration, posted, or to be posted, in a public place; a poster.

4. Anc. Armor

An extra plate on the lower part of the breastplate or backplate.

Planch'e.

5. [Cf. Placket.]

A kind of stomacher, often adorned with jewels, worn in the fifteenth century and later.

 

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Pla*card", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Placarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Placarding.]

1.

To post placards upon or within; as, to placard a wall, to placard the city.

2.

To announce by placards; as, to placard a sale.

 

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