- an acclaiming or being acclaimed
- loud applause or strong approval
- a vote by voice; esp., an enthusiastic approving vote without an actual count: elected by acclamation
The definition of acclamation is loudly showing approval or praise, usually by clapping or cheering.
An example of acclamation would be a standing ovation.
- A shout or salute of enthusiastic approval.
- An oral vote, especially an enthusiastic vote of approval taken without formal ballot: a motion passed by acclamation.
Origin of acclamationLatin acclāmātiō acclāmātiōn- from acclāmātus past participle of acclāmāre to shout at ; see acclaim .
- 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.
- The process of electing a person to a post in the absence of other nominees.
- (art) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.
- Acclamation medals are those on which laudatory acclamations are recorded. - James Elmes
- (Canada, politics) Without opposition in an election.
- With no one running against her, she won by acclamation.
- (politics) An oral vote taken without formal ballot and with much fanfare; typically an overwhelmingly affirmative vote.
- But when he concludes the prayer and thanksgiving all the people present answer with acclamation ` Amen.'
- In the course of a few days the king arrived at Madrid, passing through Barcelona and Valencia, and was received everywhere with acclamation (1875).
- Juan Miguel de Vives, announced, amid universal acclamation, his resolution to support Ferdinand VII.
- At Christmas 1867 Lord Russell announced his final retirement from active politics, and Gladstone was recognized by acclamation as leader of the Liberal party.
- PASCHAL I., pope from 817 to 824, a native of Rome, was raised to the pontificate by the acclamation of the clergy, shortly after the death of Stephen IV., and before the sanction of the emperor (Louis the Pious) had been obtained - a circumstance for which it was one of his first cares to apologize.