From Latin promulgatus, past participle of promulgō (“I make known, publish”), either from provulgō (“I make known, publish”), from pro (“forth”) + vulgō (“I publish”), or from mulgeō (“I bring forth”, literally “I milk”). Compare promulge.
promulgate (third-person singular simple present promulgates, present participle promulgating, simple past and past participle promulgated)
- (transitive) To make known or public.
- (transitive) To put into effect as a regulation.