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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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The manifesto was signed with great reluctance by Messrs.
Three days after the manifesto of President Barbicane $4,000,000 were paid into the different towns of the Union.
ISLAMABAD: The transgender and intersex community, for the first time in Pakistan, has prepared an election manifesto aimed at winning their right to represent and participate in the election process, reported leading English daily.
The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Wednesday dismissed the alleged manifesto of Supreme Court (SC) officials calling for her resignation.
Seeing that the 2018 elections are just around the corner, it is timely to evaluate the current government's performance in implementing its 2013 manifesto with regard to rights.
Roslinda, executive director of Process-Bohol and president of the Bohol Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (BANGON) expressed the opposition in a manifesto the group sent last week to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
Summary: New Delhi [India], December 18 (ANI): After the Congress party raised questions against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for releasing its manifesto a day before phase one of the Gujarat polls, the Election Commission of India (EC) has cleared that there is no time limit prescribed in the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) to release an election manifesto.
Ultimately several Google executives stated that by penning his manifesto and sharing it among Google employees, he violated the company's code of conduct.
I say it thus because I am reminded of a recent Bargain Hunt episode which featured an antique horse-racing board game called Manifesto.
THE UK Labour Party's manifesto "supports the Barnett formula", the party's Scottish leader said yesterday - despite Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones saying the party would scrap it.
Perhaps the Labour Party, or maybe the media, spotted a flaw in the Conservative general election manifesto and pounced on it.
Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a launch event for the Welsh Conservative general election manifesto in Wrexham, North Wales, yesterday.