Origin of acclamation
British Dictionary definitions for acclamatory
- by an overwhelming majority without a ballot
- Canadian (of an election or electoral victory) without oppositionhe won by acclamation
Word Origin and History for acclamatory
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.