Origin of acclamation
Examples from the Web for acclamation
Many names were suggested, but finally "The Comstock Club" was proposed and nominated by acclamation.The Comstock Club|Charles Carroll Goodwin
We also received unexpectedly to-day, with acclamation, lots of letters and English papers.With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900)|Lieutenant Burne.
Once more he was received with acclamation, and his coach was drawn in triumph.London and the Kingdom - Volume III|Reginald R. Sharpe
In that matter touching the Orley Farm estate he could acquit his mother instantly,—with acclamation.Orley Farm|Anthony Trollope
The joy and acclamation was so great after he was acquitted, that the shout was heard an English mile.The Chronicles of Newgate, vol. 1/2|Arthur Griffiths
British Dictionary definitions for acclamation
- by an overwhelming majority without a ballot
- Canadian (of an election or electoral victory) without oppositionhe won by acclamation
Word Origin and History for acclamation
1540s, from Latin acclamationem (nominative acclamatio) "a calling, exclamation, shout of approval," noun of action from past participle stem of acclamare "shout approval or disapproval of, cry out at," from ad- "toward" (see ad-) + clamare "cry out" (see claim (v.)). As a method of voting en masse, by 1801, probably from the French Revolution.