acclamation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • First attested in 1541.
  • From Latin acclāmātiō (calling, exclamation, shout of approval), from acclamo (shout approval or disapproval of, shout out at), from ad (toward) + clamo (cry out)
  • Compare French acclamation.

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acclamation (plural acclamations)

  1. A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.
    On such a day, a holiday having been voted by acclamation, an ordinary walk would not satisfy the children. -Robert Southey.
  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.
    Acclamation medals are those on which laudatory acclamations are recorded. - James Elmes
  4. (politics) An oral vote taken without formal ballot and with much fanfare; typically an overwhelmingly affirmative vote.

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French[edit]

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From Latin

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Noun[edit]

acclamation f (plural acclamations)

  1. acclamation

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