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acclamation

[ak-luh-mey-shuh n] /ˌæk ləˈmeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a loud shout or other demonstration of welcome, goodwill, or approval.
2.
act of acclaiming.
3.
Liturgy. a brief responsive chant in antiphonal singing.
4.
Ecclesiastical, response (def 3a).
Idioms
5.
by acclamation, by an oral vote, often unanimous, expressing approval by shouts, hand-clapping, etc., rather than by formal ballot.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin acclāmātiōn- (stem of acclāmātiō) a shouting, equivalent to acclāmāt(us) (past participle of acclāmāre; see acclaim, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
acclamatory
[uh-klam-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /əˈklæm əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
reacclamation, noun
Can be confused
acclamation, acclimation.
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British Dictionary definitions for acclamatory

acclamation

/ˌækləˈmeɪʃən/
noun
1.
an enthusiastic reception or exhibition of welcome, approval, etc
2.
an expression of approval by a meeting or gathering through shouts or applause
3.
(Canadian) an instance of electing or being elected without opposition there were two acclamations in the 1985 election
4.
by acclamation
  1. by an overwhelming majority without a ballot
  2. (Canadian) (of an election or electoral victory) without opposition he won by acclamation
Derived Forms
acclamatory (əˈklæmətərɪ; -trɪ) adjective
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Word Origin and History for acclamatory
acclamation
1540s, from L. acclamationem (nom. acclamatio, gen. acclamationis), from pp. stem of acclamare "shout approval or disapproval of, cry out at," from ad- "toward" + clamare "cry out" (see claim).
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