Man·i·fes·to n.; pl. Manifestoes A public declaration, usually of a prince, sovereign, or other person claiming large powers, showing his intentions, or proclaiming his opinions and motives in reference to some act done or contemplated by him; as, a manifesto declaring the purpose of a prince to begin war, and explaining his motives.
it was proposed to draw up a manifesto, setting forth the grounds and motives of our taking arms. --Addison.
Frederick, in a public manifesto, appealed to the Empire against the insolent pretensions of the pope. --Milman.
n : a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political
party or government) [syn: pronunciamento]
[also: manifestoes (pl)]