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acclamation


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Acclamation  \Ac`cla*ma"tion\,  n. 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  On  such  a  day  a  holiday  having  been  voted  by 
  acclamation,  an  ordinary  walk  would  not  satisfy  the 
  children.  --Southey. 
 
  2.  (Antiq.)  A  representation,  in  sculpture  or  on  medals,  of 
  people  expressing  joy. 
 
  {Acclamation  medals}  are  those  on  which  laudatory 
  acclamations  are  recorded.  --Elmes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  acclamation 
  n  :  enthusiastic  approval;  "the  book  met  with  modest  acclaim"; 
  "he  acknowledged  the  plaudits  of  the  crowd";  "they  gave 
  him  more  eclat  than  he  really  deserved"  [syn:  {acclaim}, 
  {plaudits},  {plaudit},  {eclat}] 




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