Man`i*fes"to (?), n.; pl. Manifestoes (#). [It. manifesto. See Manifest, n. & a.]
A public declaration, usually of a prince, sovereign, or other person claiming large powers, showing his intentions, or proclaiming his opinions and motives in reference to some act done or contemplated by him; as, a manifesto declaring the purpose of a prince to begin war, and explaining his motives.
it was proposed to draw up a manifesto, setting forth the grounds and motives of our taking arms.
Frederick, in a public manifesto, appealed to the Empire against the insolent pretensions of the pope.
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