proclamation

Definitions

  • I see the Proclamation of the President
    I see the Proclamation of the President
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n proclamation the formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice "his promulgation of the policy proved to be premature"
    • n proclamation a formal public statement "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war","a declaration of independence"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 1892 By Presidential Proclamation 1.8 million acres of Crow Indian reservation in Montana were opened to White settlers. The U.S. government had induced the Crow to give up a sizable portion of their land in the mountainous western area of Montana. The Crow received 50 cents per acre for their land.
    • Proclamation That which is proclaimed, publicly announced, or officially declared; a published ordinance; as, the proclamation of a king; a Thanksgiving proclamation.
    • Proclamation The act of proclaiming; official or general notice; publication. "King Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah; none was exempted."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n proclamation The act of proclaiming, or making publicly known; publication; official or general notice given to the public.
    • n proclamation That which is put forth by way of public notice; an official public announcement or declaration; a published ordinance.
    • n proclamation Open declaration; manifestation; putting in evidence, whether favorably or unfavorably.
    • n proclamation In law: A writ once issued to warn a defendant in outlawry, or one failing to appear in chancery.
    • n proclamation 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. In early English history positive laws were to some extent made by proclamation, which were usually allowed the force of statutes. The opinion of some that a proclamation usually ceased to operate on a demise of the crown does not seem to be well founded.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Proclamation the act of proclaiming: official notice given to the public
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Quotations

  • O. S. Hawkins
    O. S. Hawkins
    “What makes a church great in the eyes of God? Participation, proclamation, preservation, and propagation. Every church ought to exhibit all four.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. proclamation, L. proclamatio,. See Proclaim
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. proclamer—L. proclamārepro, out, clamāre, to cry.

Usage

In literature:

The proclamation of Athalaric was made when the king felt that he should shortly depart this life, probably in the summer of 526.
"Theodoric the Goth" by Thomas Hodgkin
Wolfe posts proclamations on the parish churches, calling on the habitants to stand neutral.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
In replying to President Jackson's celebrated proclamation Hayne issued a counter-manifesto full of defiance.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
Other acts empowered the King to repeal by royal proclamation certain statutes regulating imports and exports.
"Henry VIII." by A. F. Pollard
In this capacity he printed numbers of Proclamations, numerous Year-books, and all the Statutes, and received large sums of money.
"A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898" by Henry R. Plomer
LAST PROCLAMATION OF PRINCE OF WIED.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
What matters that the Proclamation might or should be different, since we have practical concern only with the Proclamation as it is?
"The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862" by Various
His had been a very humble office, simply to hang up a proclamation.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The sentiment of the people upon the wisdom of the proclamation was expressed in the October elections.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
The cynic has sneered at the Proclamation of Emancipation.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
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In poetry:

NISIDA.
Tell us of the proclamation
Publicly to-day presented
To the gaze of Rome.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
If you be dead, no proclamation
Sprang to me over the waste, gray sea:
Living, the waters of separation
Sever for ever your soul from me.
"Exile" by Ernest Christopher Dowson
But dolorous like the peal of dooms,
And proclamation of the night,
The waste returned that voice of light
With echo from its hollow tombs !
"Echo of Memnon" by Clark Ashton Smith
And the freedmen, still rejoicing,
Sang of John Brown's victory,
Sang of Lincoln's Proclamation,
Saying, "These have made us free."
Sumner, Garrison, and Phillips,
All too fought to make us free.
"Unchained" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
Then Pleasure came, who liking not the fashion.
Began to make Balcones, Terraces,
Till she had weakned all by alteration:
But rev'rend laws, and many a proclamation
Reformed all at length with menaces.
"The World" by George Herbert
Strange faith! strange fancy! that can revel
In doctrines which, if true, would make
Of man, a wretch;—of God, a devil—
And our salvation a mistake;
And the Eternal's proclamation
A very fiat of damnation!
"Eternal Punishment" by John Bowring

In news:

Punxsutawney Borough Council President Susan Glessner (second from left) presented outgoing council members with proclamations from Mayor James Wehrle at last Monday's Borough Council meeting.
Here are a few package proclamations that are designed to get you to buy.
Here are a few common package proclamations that you should look out for, and what they really mean.
The Governor's Steve and Johnnie Day Proclamation.
This Thursday, June 14, is Flag Day, making this week "National Flag Week" as set forth in the annual Presidential Proclamation.
Beebe is to make the proclamation Thursday at the state Capitol.
San Bernardino County, Big Bear Lake, CA — February is American Heart Month in San Bernardino County, per a proclamation from the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors last week.
Place 1 Councilman Jim Starr presents members of Family First Hospice with a proclamation declaring the month of November "National Hospice Month" at Ferris City Hall.
In a proclamation heralding the 30 years of community services provided by the local not-for-profit organization known as Friends In Service Here (F.
Governor Matt Mead will sign a proclamation Thursday, May 3rd designating May 5-13, 2012 as National Travel & Tourism Week in Wyoming.
The Dodge County Board of Commissioners signed a proclamation on Monday, December 21, 2009 recognizing and proclaiming December 21, 2009 as Dr Channing S Jun Day in honor of his 43 years of medical service to Eastman and Dodge County.
President Martinez made the proclamation during the Parish Council meeting on June 16.
The proclamation notes more than 4 million people in the United States are infected with hepatitis.
Explorer Post 314 member Richard Wilson, standing at right, reads a proclamation to the Knox County Commissioners declaring May 1 as Law Day in Knox County.
You can read his Proclamation of Thanksgiving here.
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In science:

This is possible only with properly scaled sources and with the presence of confining boundaries, obviously in conflict with the proclamation that whether it is a localization or non-localized state is the intrinsic property of the system and should not rely on a boundary nor a source.
Are waves all localized in two dimensional random media?
Without question, it has also been apparent since the earliest days of the theory that these proclamations are somewhat dubious.
Information Tradeoff Relations for Finite-Strength Quantum Measurements
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