Origin of proclamation
Related Wordsedict, decree, publication, promulgation, notification, pronouncement, manifesto, broadcast, notice, declaration, pronunciamento
Examples from the Web for proclamation
Mayor Bill de Blasio sent a proclamation and two commissioners to read it.Bros Love Dragon Boats
August 10, 2014
Short on literary flourish, the Proclamation was long on impact.The Best Books on President Lincoln
February 17, 2014
Washington obliged by issuing a proclamation that Thursday, November 26, 1789, would be a day of public thanksgiving.The War on Thanksgiving
November 26, 2013
Certainly the Proclamation was variously appreciated and feared in its own day, by friends and foes alike.
What the proclamation did—and did not do—has been a matter of debate ever since.
The people were required by proclamation to be present on Sundays in their proper place.
A year later the Proclamation was confirmed by Act of Parliament.
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 Pirate and The Three Cutters
The entry of the Archduke was not less sad than his proclamation.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
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).