Acclamation meaning

ăk'lə-mā'shən
The process of electing a person to a post in the absence of other nominees.
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The definition of acclamation is loudly showing approval or praise, usually by clapping or cheering.

An example of acclamation would be a standing ovation.

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A shout or salute of enthusiastic approval.
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An acclaiming or being acclaimed.
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Loud applause or strong approval.
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A vote by voice; esp., an enthusiastic approving vote without an actual count.

Elected by acclamation.

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A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.

On such a day, a holiday having been voted by acclamation, an ordinary walk would not satisfy the children. -Robert Southey.

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(Canada, politics) Without opposition in an election.

With no one running against her, she won by acclamation.

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(politics) An oral vote taken without formal ballot and with much fanfare; typically an overwhelmingly affirmative vote.
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An oral vote, especially an enthusiastic vote of approval taken without formal ballot.

A motion passed by acclamation.

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(art) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.

Acclamation medals are those on which laudatory acclamations are recorded. - James Elmes.

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Origin of acclamation

  • Latin acclāmātiō acclāmātiōn- from acclāmātus past participle of acclāmāre to shout at acclaim
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin acclāmātiō (“calling, exclamation, shout of approval”), from acclamo (“shout approval or disapproval of, shout out at”), from ad (“toward”) + clamo (“cry out”)
    From Wiktionary
  • Compare French acclamation.
    From Wiktionary
  • First attested in 1541.
    From Wiktionary