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



BrE BrE//ˌprɒkləˈmeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɑːkləˈmeɪʃn//
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an official statement about something important that is made to the public; the act of making an official statement The King issued a proclamation dissolving Parliament. Restrictions governing building in London were first issued by royal proclamation. The government restricted the use of water by proclamation. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin proclamatio(n-), from proclamare ‘shout out’, from pro- ‘forth’ + clamare ‘to shout’.
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