Definition of acclamation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌækləˈmeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌækləˈmeɪʃn//
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  1. 1(formal) loud and enthusiastic approval or welcome
  2. 2(specialist) the act of electing somebody using a spoken not written vote The decision was taken by acclamation.
  3. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin acclamatio(n-), from acclamare ‘shout at’, from ad- ‘to’ + clamare ‘to shout’, later ‘shout in approval’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: acclamation