Origin of acclamation
Related Words for acclamatoryapprobatory, commendatory, congratulatory, laudatory, admiring, extolling, praising
- by an overwhelming majority without a ballot
- Canadian(of an election or electoral victory) without oppositionhe won by 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.