What does proclamation mean?
Definitions for proclamation
ˌprɒk ləˈmeɪ ʃənprocla·ma·tion
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word proclamation.
announcement, proclamation, annunciation, declarationnoun
a formal public statement
"the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; "a declaration of independence"
the formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice
"his promulgation of the policy proved to be premature"
a statement which is proclaimed; a formal public announcement
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: proclámatio, Lat. proclamation, Fr. from proclaim.
If the king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses, some nobleman published a protestation against those proclamations. Edward Hyde.
A proclamation (Lat. proclamare, to make public by announcement) is an official declaration issued by a person of authority to make certain announcements known. Proclamations are currently used within the governing framework of some nations and are usually issued in the name of the head of state.
the act of proclaiming; official or general notice; publication
that which is proclaimed, publicly announced, or officially declared; a published ordinance; as, the proclamation of a king; a Thanksgiving proclamation
Etymology: [F. proclamation, L. proclamatio. See Proclaim.]
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
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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
The act of publishing abroad; conspicuous announcements; official or general notice; publication; that which is put forth by way of public notice; an official public announcement or declaration; a published ordinance; as, the proclamation of a king. A proclamation may be issued to declare the intention of the head of a government to exercise some prerogative or enforce some law which has for a long time been dormant or suspended. In time of war, the head of the government by a proclamation may lay an embargo on shipping, and order the ports to be shut. But the most usual class of proclamations are admonitory notices for the prevention of offenses, consisting of formal declarations of existing laws and penalties, and of the intention to enforce them. Proclamations are only binding when they do not contradict existing laws, or tend to establish new ones, but only enforce the execution of those which are already in being, in such manner as the head of the government judges necessary.
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The numerical value of proclamation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of proclamation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of proclamation in a Sentence
Without that tape recorder, he (Raja) would have lied and his proclamation that he was standing his ground would have reigned supreme.
Intelligence Minister Israel Katz:
This is the perfect time to make such a move. The most painful response you can give the Iranians is to recognize Israel's Golan sovereignty - with an American statement, a presidential proclamation, enshrined (in law).
The Church points only to Christ and anything that gets in the way of that proclamation weakens her mission.
Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.
We are certain that there is forgiveness, because there is a Gospel, and the very essence of the Gospel lies in the proclamation of the pardon of sin.
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- proclamacióCatalan, Valencian
- gairm, glaodhadhScottish Gaelic
- проклама́ция, провозглаше́ние, деклара́цияRussian
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