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 President Biden recently issued a proclamation deeming April 2021 as National Financial Capability Month. Edward Siedle, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Biden issued a proclamation and participated in a virtual event to observe the day. Daniel Funke, USA TODAY, 13 May 2021 President Joe Biden issued a proclamation Tuesday on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day. Felicia Fonseca, Anchorage Daily News, 5 May 2021 President Joe Biden issued a proclamation Tuesday on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day. Felicia Fonseca And Susan Montoya Bryan, Star Tribune, 4 May 2021 Vice President Kamala Harris hosted a roundtable on Black maternal health—marking the first time the White House has ever issued a presidential proclamation on Black Maternal Health Week. Kristen Bellstrom, Fortune, 14 Apr. 2021 President Joe Biden also issued a proclamation ordering flags to be flown at half-staff through Tuesday at the White House and on federal grounds in Washington, D.C. Jack Date, ABC News, 3 Apr. 2021 His successor, President Barack Obama, formally opened a 13-year drive in 2012 to commemorate the anniversary, and in 2017 President Donald Trump issued a proclamation designating March 29 of each year as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. al, 29 Mar. 2021 Biden issued the proclamation Thursday, two days after the shooting, and ordered the flags to fly at half-staff until sunset on March 22. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 18 Mar. 2021

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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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10 Jun 2021

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“Proclamation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proclamation. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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proclamation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of proclamation

somewhat formal
: 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

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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