acclamation

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acclamation (countable and uncountable, plural acclamations)

  1. A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.
    • 1876, Henry Martyn Robert, Robert’s Rules of Order, Chicago: S.C. Griggs & Co., p. 100, Article IX, Section 46, note,[1]
      Sometimes a member nominates a chairman and no vote is taken, the assembly signifying their approval by acclamation.
    • (Can we date this quote by Robert Southey and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      On such a day, a holiday having been voted by acclamation, an ordinary walk would not satisfy the children.
  2. The process of electing a person to a post in the absence of other nominees.
    With no one running against her, she won by acclamation.
  3. (art) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.
    • (Can we date this quote by James Elmes and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Acclamation medals are those on which laudatory acclamations are recorded.
  4. (politics) An oral vote taken without formal ballot and with much fanfare; typically an overwhelmingly affirmative vote.

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Borrowed from Latin acclāmātiō, acclāmātiōnem.

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acclamation f (plural acclamations)

  1. acclamation

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