Definitions for proclamationˌprɒk ləˈmeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. announcement, proclamation, annunciation, declaration(noun)

    a formal public statement

    "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; "a declaration of independence"

  2. proclamation, promulgation(noun)

    the formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice

    "his promulgation of the policy proved to be premature"


  1. proclamation(Noun)

    a statement which is proclaimed; a formal public announcement

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proclamation(noun)

    the act of proclaiming; official or general notice; publication

  2. Proclamation(noun)

    that which is proclaimed, publicly announced, or officially declared; a published ordinance; as, the proclamation of a king; a Thanksgiving proclamation

  3. Origin: [F. proclamation, L. proclamatio. See Proclaim.]


  1. Proclamation

    A proclamation is an official declaration. In English law, a proclamation is a formal announcement, made under the great seal, of some matter which the King in Council or Queen Regnant in Council desires to make known to his or her subjects: e.g., the declaration of war, or state of emergency, the statement of neutrality, the summoning or dissolution of Parliament, or the bringing into operation of the provisions of some statute the enforcement of which the legislature has left to the discretion of the king in the announcement . Royal proclamations of this character, made in furtherance of the executive power of the Crown, are binding on the subject, "where they do not either contradict the old laws or tend to establish new ones, but only confine the execution of such laws as are already in being in such matter as the sovereign shall judge necessary". Royal proclamations, which, although not made in pursuance of the executive powers of the Crown, either call upon the subjects to fulfil some duty which they are by law bound to perform, or to abstain from any acts or conduct already prohibited by law, are lawful and right, and disobedience to them is an aggravation of the offence

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. proclamation

    A document published to the inhabitants of an area that sets forth the basis of authority and scope of activities of a commander in a given area and which defines the obligations, liabilities, duties, and rights of the population affected.

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