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[prok-luh-mey-shuh n] /ˌprɒk ləˈmeɪ ʃən/
something that is proclaimed; a public and official announcement.
the act of proclaiming.
Origin of proclamation
1350-1400; Middle English proclama-cioun (< Middle French proclamacion) < Latin prōclāmātiōn- (stem of prōclāmātiō), equivalent to prōclāmāt(us) (past participle of prōclāmāre to proclaim) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
reproclamation, noun Unabridged
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  • Yet another feeble proclamation compounding the nation's economic troubles.
  • It does not matter if you have not heard this proclamation before.
  • And yet, there is not one shred of evidence that was presented to support that proclamation.
  • Back when she made this grand proclamation it was a joke.
  • There would seem to be no stronger proclamation of the veracity of a concept than that it is a theory.
  • Aside from that inane proclamation, the article is pretty accurate for much of the rest of the world.
  • The rest of his property he exposed to sale by daily proclamation, but nobody came to buy.
Word Origin and History for proclamation

late 14c., "act of making public," also "that which is proclaimed;" from Old French proclamacion (14c., Modern French proclamation) and directly from Latin proclamationem (nominative proclamatio), noun of action from past participle stem of proclamare (see proclaim).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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