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 (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.
  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. (Canada, politics) Without opposition in an election.
    With no one running against her, she won by acclamation.
  5. (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