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Meaning of acclamation

ac•cla•ma•tion

Pronunciation: (ak"lu-mā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a loud shout or other demonstration of welcome, goodwill, or approval.
  2. act of acclaiming.
  3. a brief responsive chant in antiphonal singing.
  4. response (def. 3a).
  5. by an oral vote, often unanimous, expressing approval by shouts, hand-clapping, etc., rather than by formal ballot.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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