A gazette is an official journal, a newspaper of record, or simply a
In English- and French-speaking countries, newspaper publishers have
applied the name
Gazette since the 17th century; today, numerous
weekly and daily newspapers bear the name The Gazette.
2 Government gazettes
Gazette as a verb
4 See also
Gazette is a loanword from the French language; in turn, the French
word is a 16th-century permutation of the Italian gazzetta, which is
the name of a particular Venetian coin. Gazzetta became an epithet for
newspaper during the early and middle 16th century, when the first
Venetian newspapers cost one gazzetta. (Compare with other
vernacularisms from publishing lingo, such as the British penny
dreadful and the American dime novel.) This loanword, with its various
corruptions, persists in numerous modern languages.
Main article: Government gazette
See also: List of government gazettes
In England, with the 1665 founding of The Oxford
Gazette (which became
London Gazette), the word gazette came to indicate a public
journal of the government; today, such a journal is sometimes called a
government gazette. For some governments, publishing information in a
gazette was or is a legal necessity by which official documents come
into force and enter the public domain. Such is the case for documents
Royal Thai Government Gazette
Royal Thai Government Gazette (est. 1858), and in The
Gazette of India (est. 1950).
The government of the United Kingdom requires government gazettes of
its member countries. Publication of the Edinburgh Gazette, the
official government newspaper in Scotland, began in 1699. The Dublin
Ireland followed in 1705, but ceased when the Irish Free
State seceded from the United Kingdom in 1922; the Iris Oifigiúil
(Irish: Official Gazette) replaced it. The
Belfast Gazette of Northern
Ireland published its first issue in 1921.
Gazette as a verb
In English, the transitive verb to gazette means "to announce or
publish in a gazette"; especially where gazette refers to a public
journal or a newspaper of record. For example, "Lake
gazetted as a bird sanctuary in 1960 and upgraded to National Park
status in 1968."
British Army personnel decorations, promotions,
and officer commissions are gazetted in the
London Gazette, the
Newspaper of Record for the United Kingdom". Gazettal (a
noun) is the act of gazetting; for example, "the gazettal of the bird
List of British colonial gazettes
List of English words of French origin
List of government gazettes
Look up gazette in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
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