proclamation

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

Definition of proclamation

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

Examples of proclamation in a Sentence

  1. the proclamation of martial law

  2. The President issued a proclamation which freed the slaves.

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Origin and Etymology of proclamation

Middle English proclamacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin proclamation-, proclamatio, from proclamare


PROCLAMATION Defined for English Language Learners

proclamation

noun

Definition of proclamation for English Language Learners

  • : 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


PROCLAMATION Defined for Kids

proclamation

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

Definition of proclamation for Students

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

Law Dictionary

proclamation

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

legal Definition of proclamation

1 :the act of proclaiming
2 :something proclaimed; specifically :an official formal public announcement (as a public notice, edict, or decree) — compare declaration, executive order


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