proclamation

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

Definition of proclamation

  1. 1 :  the action of proclaiming :  the state of being proclaimed

  2. 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.

Origin and Etymology of proclamation

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


First Known Use: 14th century


PROCLAMATION Defined for English Language Learners

proclamation

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

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

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

Definition of proclamation for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of making something known publicly or officially

  2. 2 :  an official formal announcement


Law Dictionary

proclamation

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

Legal Definition of proclamation

  1. 1 :  the act of proclaiming

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



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