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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
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reproclamation, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The people were required by proclamation to be present on Sundays in their proper place.


    James Anthony Froude
  • A year later the proclamation was confirmed by Act of Parliament.


    James Anthony Froude
  • There was a proclamation of the Republic on a wall near by, and he hurried to read it.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • They had come in on a proclamation, and there was nothing more to be said against them.

  • The entry of the Archduke was not less sad than his proclamation.

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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