[ prok-luh-mey-shuh n ]
/ ˌprɒk ləˈmeɪ ʃən /


something that is proclaimed; a public and official announcement.
the act of proclaiming.

Origin of proclamation

1350–1400; Middle English proclama-cioun (< Middle French proclamacion) < Latin prōclāmātiōn- (stem of prōclāmātiō), equivalent to prōclāmāt(us) (past participle of prōclāmāre to proclaim) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsre·proc·la·ma·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper