Ac`cla*ma"tion (&?;), n. [L. acclamatio: cf. F. acclamation.]


A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.

On such a day, a holiday having been voted by acclamation, an ordinary walk would not satisfy the children.

2. (Antiq.)

A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.

Acclamation medals are those on which laudatory acclamations are recorded. Elmes.


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Ac`cla*ma"tion, n.

In parliamentary usage, the act or method of voting orally and by groups rather than by ballot, esp. in elections; specif. (R. C. Ch.),

the election of a pope or other ecclesiastic by unanimous consent of the electors, without a ballot.


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