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.

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Scott Kennedy, director of the Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy at CSIS in Washington, said the government’s proclamation looks like public relations spin. Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, "China vows to save its companies from trade war pain — with cash," 10 July 2018 Neither JP Morgan’s proclamations nor the bankruptcy proceedings have affected Remington’s manufacturing operations. Priya Satia, The New Republic, "What Mass Shootings and Big Data Have in Common," 10 May 2018 However, after Trump’s proclamation, Israel’s military said its forces were on high alert and urged civilians in the Golan Heights area near Syria to prepare bomb shelters. Kaitlyn Schallhorn, Fox News, "What's next for Iran nuclear deal after Trump ditches accord," 8 May 2018 President Obama’s proclamation gave the tribes an advisory role in managing the monument. Abe Streep, Outside Online, "The Tribes v. Donald Trump," 1 May 2018 But Tommy Honton, co-curator of the museum, thinks that despite Kardashian West’s proclamation, the selfie is still alive and well. Margaret Andersen, WIRED, "The Selfie as We Know It Is Dead," 20 Apr. 2018 Speak Your Mind Take customization beyond monograms with patches, pins, and proclamations. Vogue, "12 Styling Tips to Try Now—Inspired by Fall Street Style," 28 Mar. 2019 Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson aren't shy about making public proclamations of love for each other. Dan Barna, Glamour, "VMAs 2018: Pete Davidson's Bracelet Is an Adorable Tribute to Ariana Grande," 20 Aug. 2018 Following Woponese, Wopo released Trapnese with fellow rapper Hardo, a nine track album that features 21 Savage -- a rapper whose dead-eyed nihilism serves as a nice complement to Wopo’s ecstatic, bubbly proclamations of love and war. Will Schube, Billboard, "Jimmy Wopo Would've Been Next Up in Pittsburgh's Burgeoning Rap Scene," 20 June 2018

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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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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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