acclamation /ˌakləˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/


I. noun [ mass noun]

1. loud and enthusiastic approval

the tackle brought the supporters to their feet in acclamation.
II. phrases

by acclamation
a. (of election, agreement, etc.) by overwhelming vocal approval and without ballot.

the First Chamber approved ratification of the Treaty by acclamation.
(Canadian) (of election) by virtue of being the sole candidate.
– origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin acclamatio(n-), from acclamare ‘shout at’, later ‘shout in approval’ (see acclaim).

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