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A gazette is a newspaper. In the governments of Commonwealth countries, a gazette is a government publication describing new laws and government decisions. It can also refer to the name of mainstream newspapers in the print media, such as the Montreal Gazette (for others in this genre, see The Gazette). The Commonwealth of Nations (CN), usually known as the Commonwealth, is a voluntary association of 53 independent sovereign states, the majority of which are former colonies of the United Kingdom. ... The Gazette is a major English-language daily newspaper produced out of Montreal, Quebec. ... The Gazette is a major English-language daily newspaper produced out of Montreal, Quebec. ...


The word comes from gazzetta, a Venetian coin used to buy early Italian newspapers; the coin became a name for the papers themselves. The word was loaned into English to describe a newspaper. "Gazette" came to be used for an official government paper with the creation of the London Gazette in 1665. Map of the Venetian Republic, circa 1000 CE. The republic is in dark red, borders in light red. ... A loanword (or loan word) is a word directly taken into one language from another with little or no translation. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The London Gazette , front page from Monday 3 - 10 September 1666, reporting on the Great Fire of London. ...


The word "gazette" is also used as a transitive verb, meaning to announce or publish in a gazette: "Lake Nakuru was gazetted as a bird sanctuary in 1960, then was upgraded to National Park status in 1968." A transitive verb is a verb that requires both a subject and one or more objects. ... Nakuru is northwest of Nairobi, at Lake Nakuru (click map to enlarge) Nakuru, the provincial capital of Kenyas Rift Valley province, with roughly 300,000 inhabitants, and currently the fourth largest urban centre in the country, lies about 1850 m above sea level. ... Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, UK A national park is a reserve of land, usually declared and owned by a national government, protected from most human development and pollution. ...


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The Canada Gazette is an official publication by the government of Canada that publishes all laws and Orders in Council issued by the government. ... Gazette of Pakistan is the official newspaper of the Government of Pakistan. ... The Government Gazette (Afrikaans: Staatskoerant) is the Gazette of record of South Africa. ... The London Gazette , front page from Monday 3 - 10 September 1666, reporting on the Great Fire of London. ...

Gazettes of non-Commonwealth countries


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British Gazette - definition of British Gazette in Encyclopedia (282 words)
The British Gazette was a short-lived British newspaper published by the government during the General Strike of 1926.
One of the first groups of workers called out by the Trades Union Congress when the general strike began on May 3 were the printers, and consequently most newspapers appeared only in very brief and truncated form.
The British Gazette and Sunday Monitor was the first Sunday newspapers published in Britain.
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