n. pl. man·i·fes·toes or man·i·fes·tos
A public declaration of principles, policies, or intentions, especially of a political nature.
intr.v. man·i·fes·toed, man·i·fes·to·ing, man·i·fes·toes
To issue such a declaration.
[Italian, from Latin manifestus, clear, evident; see MANIFEST.]
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