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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of proclaiming or the condition of being proclaimed.
  • noun Something proclaimed, especially an official public announcement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of proclaiming, or making publicly known; publication; official or general notice given to the public.
  • noun That which is put forth by way of public notice; an official public announcement or declaration; a published ordinance.
  • noun Open declaration; manifestation; putting in evidence, whether favorably or unfavorably.
  • noun In law: A writ once issued to warn a defendant in outlawry, or one failing to appear in chancery.
  • noun In modern public law, usually, if not always, an executive act in writing and duly authenticated, promulgating a command or prohibition which the executive has discretionary power to issue, or a notification of the executive intent in reference to the execution of the laws.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of proclaiming; official or general notice; publication.
  • noun That which is proclaimed, publicly announced, or officially declared; a published ordinance

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a statement which is proclaimed; a formal public announcement

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice
  • noun a formal public statement

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English proclamacion, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin proclamatio, from proclamare.

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