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proclamation

[prok-luh-mey-shuh n] /ˌprɒk ləˈmeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
something that is proclaimed; a public and official announcement.
2.
the act of proclaiming.
Origin of proclamation
1350-1400
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
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n.

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).

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