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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Noun[edit]

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.
    • Robert Southey
      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.
    • James Elmes
      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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French[edit]

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From Latin

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acclamation f (plural acclamations)

  1. acclamation

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