A government gazette (official gazette, official journal, official newspaper, official monitor or official bulletin) is a periodical publication that has been authorised to publish public or legal notices. It is usually established by statute or official action and publication of notices within it, whether by the government or a private party, is usually considered sufficient to comply with legal requirements for public notice.
Gazettes are published either in print, electronically, or both.
Publication within privately owned periodicalsEdit
In some jurisdictions, privately owned newspapers may also register with the public authorities in order to publish public and legal notices. Likewise, a private newspaper may be designated by the courts for publication of legal notices, such as notices of fictitious business names. These are referred to as "legally adjudicated newspapers".
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- Black's Law Dictionary, 6th edn. West Publishing. 1990. ISBN 90-6544-631-1.
- See, for example, L.N. 362 of 1997 of The Government of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette
- "Texas Local Government Code – Section 52.004. Official Newspaper". Archived from the original on 2013-06-30.
- "City of McCleary, Official Newspaper".
- "Fictitious Names: Adjudicated Newspapers". County Clerk. County of Sonoma. Archived from the original on 29 October 2012. Retrieved 4 October 2012.