Acclamation Ac`cla*ma"tion, n. [L. acclamatio: cf. F. acclamation.] 1. A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause. [1913 Webster]

On such a day, a holiday having been voted by acclamation, an ordinary walk would not satisfy the children. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

2. (Antiq.) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy. [1913 Webster]

3. In parliamentary usage, the act or method of voting orally and by groups rather than by ballot, esp. in elections; specif. (R. C. Ch.), the election of a pope or other ecclesiastic by unanimous consent of the electors, without a ballot. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Acclamation medals} are those on which laudatory acclamations are recorded. --Elmes. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • acclamation — [ aklamasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1504; lat. acclamatio, de acclamare 1 ♦ (Surtout au plur.) Cri collectif d enthousiasme pour saluer qqn ou approuver qqch. « La salle tremblait encore d acclamations » (Hugo). Son retour fut salué par des acclamations. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Acclamation — • Used in the classical Latin of Republican Rome as a general term for any manifestation of popular feeling expressed by a shout Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Acclamation     Acclamation …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • acclamation — ► NOUN ▪ loud and enthusiastic approval or praise. ● by acclamation Cf. ↑by acclamation …   English terms dictionary

  • acclamation — [ak΄lə mā′shən] n. 1. an acclaiming or being acclaimed 2. loud applause or strong approval 3. a vote by voice; esp., an enthusiastic approving vote without an actual count [elected by acclamation] acclamatory [ə klam′ə tôr΄ē] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Acclamation — (v. lat.), 1) Zuruf des Beifalls, z.B. bei den Römern bei Triumphzügen, Reden, neuen Gesetzen, bei der Wahl eines neuen Imperators, bei einer Kaiserwahl etc., ja in der ältern christlichen Kirche bis zum 12. Jahrh. sogar bei Predigten berühmter… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Acclamation — Acclamation, heißt auch bei Papst u. Bischofwahlen das Stimmen Aller für Einen Candidaten, ohne daß vorher eine Stimmensammlung stattgefunden hat …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Acclamation — Acclamation, Zuruf, Wahl durch Zuruf …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • acclamation — index consensus, mention (tribute) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • acclamation — (n.) 1540s, from L. acclamationem (nom. acclamatio) a calling, exclamation, shout of approval, noun of action from pp. stem of acclamare shout approval or disapproval of, cry out at, from ad toward (see AD (Cf. ad )) + clamare cry out (see CLAIM… …   Etymology dictionary

  • acclamation — acclaim, *applause, plaudits Ana, Ant & Contrasted words: see those at ACCLAIM n …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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