acclamation defined in 1939 yearacclamation - Acclamation (Lat. ad, to; clanwe, to shout);
acclamation - Shout of approval by a public assembly of any kind. Acclamations were prominent features in the public life of Rome. They were given to actors and authors, were raised at weddings, and even at funerals, while occasionally preachers received them. Emperors and victorious generals were acclaimed on great occasions. At first an acclamation might be favourable or unfavourable; gradually the word became restricted to the former sense.
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