proclamation

noun
proc·​la·​ma·​tion | \ ˌprä-klə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce proclamation (audio) \

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

the proclamation of martial law The President issued a proclamation which freed the slaves.
Recent Examples on the Web Mayor Todd Gloria issued a proclamation recognizing July 30 as Leon Williams Day in San Diego. San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 July 2022 One week after my encounter with the divine feminine, the LDS Church issued a proclamation that members should no longer pray to the Heavenly Mother. Cassady Rosenblum, Rolling Stone, 28 June 2022 Biden issued the first presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, with the intent of refocusing the federal holiday previously dedicated to explorer Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of Native people. Fatima Hussein, BostonGlobe.com, 21 June 2022 Biden issued the first presidential proclamation of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, with the intent of refocusing the federal holiday previously dedicated to explorer Christopher Columbus toward an appreciation of Native people. Fatima Hussein, ajc, 21 June 2022 President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing the June 14 as Flag Day in May 1916. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 14 June 2022 To commemorate the six-year remembrance of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub massacre, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a proclamation ordering flags at all local and state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday. Amanda Rabines, Orlando Sentinel, 11 June 2022 University Heights Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan issued a proclamation recognizing the retirement of Gearity School Administrative Assistant Delthia Gray. cleveland, 10 June 2022 In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation calling for a nationwide observance of June 14 as Flag Day. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of proclamation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for proclamation

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

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The first known use of proclamation was in the 14th century

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9 Aug 2022

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“Proclamation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proclamation. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for proclamation

proclamation

noun
proc·​la·​ma·​tion | \ ˌprä-klə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce proclamation (audio) \

Kids Definition of proclamation

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

proclamation

noun
proc·​la·​ma·​tion | \ ˌprä-klə-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce proclamation (audio) \

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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