annunciation /ənʌnsɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/


I. noun

1. (usu. the Annunciation) the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to Mary (Luke 1:26–38).
2. a Church festival commemorating the Annunciation, held on 25 March (Lady Day).
3. [ mass noun]
‹archaic› the announcement of something

the annunciation of a set of rules applying to the relationships between states.
– origin Middle English: from Old French annonciation, from late Latin annuntiatio(n-), from the verb annuntiare (see annunciate).

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