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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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All mainstream political parties have vowed to protect the rights of minorities in their manifestoes, but on ground no practical step was taken in this connection, they said during a seminar organized by the South Asia Partnership Pakistan on "Manifestoes and Constitution of political parties" here.
The upcoming Upper House poll is the fourth major national election in which manifestoes are being used in campaigns.
Manifestoes are notably contradictory affairs: ideationally radical