Acclamation



a loud shout or other demonstration of welcome, goodwill, or approval.
act of .
Liturgy. a brief responsive chant in antiphonal singing.
Ecclesiastical, (def 3a).
by acclamation, by an oral vote, often unanimous, expressing approval by shouts, hand-clapping, etc., rather than by formal ballot.
Historical Examples

The speaker was Thomas Rimer, and the plan was adopted with acclamation.
The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley

And we shall see if the Chamber won’t absolve me by acclamation.
The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Emile Zola

His refusal was accompanied by loud shouts of acclamation, which for the present rendered all further attempts impossible.
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2 Various

It spread into a roar of acclamation; for bluff is a weapon dear to every adventurer.
Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini

It is no great thing to be nominated by acclamation, but if we can shout our man into office it will be a ‘big thing.’
Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 1 Samuel J. Tilden

She received the acclamation of all the writers of her time.
Italy, the Magic Land Lilian Whiting

He enjoyed the rôle until, his health having been drunk with acclamation, he was called upon for a speech.
The Disputed V.C. Frederick P. Gibbon

Then Legaspi continued his journey to Manila, and was received there with acclamation.
The Philippine Islands John Foreman

He had sat down, the President put to the Council resolutions, which were passed by acclamation.
The Lady of the Shroud Bram Stoker

It was voted by acclamation, that Hippopotamus was agreeable to the company.
Grace Harlowe’s Plebe Year at High School Jessie Graham Flower

noun
an enthusiastic reception or exhibition of welcome, approval, etc
an expression of approval by a meeting or gathering through shouts or applause
(Canadian) an instance of electing or being elected without opposition: there were two acclamations in the 1985 election
by acclamation

by an overwhelming majority without a ballot
(Canadian) (of an election or electoral victory) without opposition: he won by acclamation

n.

1540s, from Latin acclamationem (nominative acclamatio) “a calling, exclamation, shout of approval,” noun of action from past participle stem of acclamare “shout approval or disapproval of, cry out at,” from ad- “toward” (see ad-) + clamare “cry out” (see claim (v.)). As a method of voting en masse, by 1801, probably from the French Revolution.

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