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acclamation (countable and uncountable, plural acclamations)

  1. A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.
    Synonym: acclaim
    • 1876, Henry Martyn Robert, Robert’s Rules of Order[1], Chicago: S.C. Griggs & Co., p. 100, Article IX, Section 46, note:
      Sometimes a member nominates a chairman and no vote is taken, the assembly signifying their approval by acclamation.
    • 1829, Robert Southey, “Colloquy VI. Walla Crag.—Owen of Lanark.”, in Sir Thomas More: or, Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society. [], volume I, London: John Murray, [], →OCLC, page 118:
      On such a day, a holyday having been voted by acclamation, an ordinary walk would not satisfy the must be a scramble among the mountains, and I must accompany them; []
  2. The act of winning an election to a post because there were no other candidates.
    See also: uncontested
    With no one running against her, she won by acclamation.
  3. (art) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.
    • 1826, James Elmes, A General and Bibliographical Dictionary of the Fine Arts:
      The medals on which laudatory acclamations are recorded are called by antiquaries acclamation medals.
  4. (politics) An oral vote taken without formal ballot and with much fanfare; typically an overwhelmingly affirmative vote.
    Synonym: voice vote





Borrowed from Latin acclāmātiōnem.



acclamation f (plural acclamations)

  1. acclamation

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