Examples of proclamation in a Sentence
the proclamation of martial law
The President issued a proclamation which freed the slaves.
Recent Examples of proclamation from the Web
To his credit, Donald Trump—or someone on his staff who might actually listen to black music—managed to release a respectable proclamation acknowledging the monthlong celebration.
A mayoral proclamation has designated Wednesday as Westside Drive In Day.
The proclamation was a boom to the organization’s goal to serve.
During Thursday’s preview, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief presented Kelly with a proclamation declaring June 1 as Southwest Appreciation Day.
County Executive Barry Glassman, who presented a proclamation on behalf of the county government, noted generations of Harford residents, including his grandfather, mother and sister, have worked on the post.
At the council's May 24 meeting, Stimpson had read a proclamation noting that Pappas' retirement after 37 years of service was set for May 30.
Capriglione invited the family to Austin and read a proclamation last month in Maria’s honor on the floor of the house.
That proclamation, known as the Doctrine of Discovery, said that any lands without Christians living on them were empty and free to be colonized.
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Origin and Etymology of proclamation
Middle English proclamacion, from Anglo-French, from Latin proclamation-, proclamatio, from proclamare
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
PROCLAMATION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of proclamation for Students
1 : the act of making something known publicly or officially
2 : an official formal announcement
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