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Definitions for proclamation
ˌprɒk ləˈmeɪ ʃənprocla·ma·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. announcement, proclamation, annunciation, declarationnoun

    a formal public statement

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

  2. proclamation, promulgationnoun

    the formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice

    "his promulgation of the policy proved to be premature"

Wiktionary

  1. proclamationnoun

    a statement which is proclaimed; a formal public announcement

Wikipedia

  1. Proclamation

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Proclamationnoun

    the act of proclaiming; official or general notice; publication

    Etymology: [F. proclamation, L. proclamatio. See Proclaim.]

  2. Proclamationnoun

    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.]

Freebase

  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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. proclamation

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proclamation in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proclamation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of proclamation in a Sentence

  1. The Vatican:

    Women of strength, fighters, with that spirit of courage which puts you on the front lines in the proclamation of the Gospel. To you, religious women, sisters and mothers of this people, I wish to say 'thank you', a big thank you... and to tell you that I love you very much.

  2. Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert:

    I am deeply disappointed by the actions of the Environmental Protection Agency. It was a preventable mistake, and they must be held accountable, with potential long-term implications, the emergency proclamation will allow us to continue to support affected businesses and communities.

  3. The Pope:

    In a special way I would like to express my esteem and gratitude to the religious women of the United States. What would the Church be without you? women of strength, fighters, with that spirit of courage which puts you on the front lines in the proclamation of the Gospel. To you, religious women, sisters and mothers of this people, I wish to say 'thank you', a big thank you... and to tell you that I love you very much.

  4. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    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.

  5. Steve Little:

    This morning I have this special proclamation.

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