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noun proc·la·ma·tion \ˌprä-klə-ˈmā-shən\

: the act of saying something in a public, official, or definite way : the act of proclaiming something

: an official statement or announcement made by a person in power or by a government

Full Definition of PROCLAMATION

:  the action of proclaiming :  the state of being proclaimed
:  something proclaimed; specifically :  an official formal public announcement


  1. the proclamation of martial law
  2. The President issued a proclamation which freed the slaves.


Middle English proclamacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin proclamation-, proclamatio, from proclamare
First Known Use: 14th century


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PROCLAMATION Defined for Kids


noun proc·la·ma·tion \ˌprä-klə-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of PROCLAMATION for Kids

:  the act of making something known publicly or officially
:  an official formal announcement


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