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MANIFESTO. A solemn declaration, by the constituted authorities of a nation, which contains the reasons for its public acts towards another.
     2. On the declaration of war, a manifesto is usually issued in which the nation declaring the war, states the reasons for so doing. Vattel, liv. 3, c. 4, Sec. 64; Wolff, Sec. 1187. See Anti-Manifesto.

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Three days after the manifesto of President Barbicane $4,000,000 were paid into the different towns of the Union.
TOUGHER sentences for criminals who target older people tops a series of demands made in a new manifesto published by pensioners yesterday.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) election manifesto allocates 23 pages to foreign policy.
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NEXT week will see the culmination of several years' work as we launch the FSB Wales manifesto for the next Welsh Government.
WALES Ukip leader Nathan Gill used his party's Welsh manifesto launch to attack the "rent-amobs" who try to stop Nigel Farage having his say.
LABOUR has a manifesto of "hope" to take to the streets of Liverpool, one of the city's leading candidates said as his party unveiled its policies for this year's election.
LABOUR leader Ed Miliband insisted he was "ready" to be Prime Minister yesterday as he launched a manifesto pledging a dramatic shift in power away from London to English cities and counties.
Hundreds of Teessiders have already taken our survey to compile a manifesto for Teesside.
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