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Acclamation Definition

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[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"


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approval, commendation

Misc. Definitions

\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.
\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.

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