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Promulgate means to openly declare, publicly announce, or proclaim. In the context of laws or regulations, promulgate means to put into force. In the case of In re New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers v. Kaye, the Court of Appeals of New York emphasized that the appropriate definition of promulgate depends on the setting, such as the legislative intent.

[Last updated in February of 2024 by the Wex Definitions Team]