- by acclamation, by an oral vote, often unanimous, expressing approval by shouts, hand-clapping, etc., rather than by formal ballot.
Origin of acclamation
Examples from the Web for acclamation
And we shall see if the Chamber won't absolve me by acclamation.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
I ought to reprove this acclamation—but this once I let it pass.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
An acclamation, merry laughter, affectionate clapping of hands greeted them.Fruitfulness
It spread into a roar of acclamation; for bluff is a weapon dear to every adventurer.Captain Blood
She received the acclamation of all the writers of her time.Italy, the Magic Land
- an enthusiastic reception or exhibition of welcome, approval, etc
- an expression of approval by a meeting or gathering through shouts or applause
- Canadian an instance of electing or being elected without oppositionthere were two acclamations in the 1985 election
- by 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.