- 1A public or official announcement dealing with a matter of great importance: the issuing by the monarch of a proclamation dissolving ParliamentMore example sentences
- Army scientists, who are not accustomed to making public health proclamations, wrongly reassured authorities without sufficiently testing the spread potential of this dangerous anthrax.
- Among his first public proclamations was a call for the relief of the poor and the establishment of community chests to provide interest-free loans to the needy.
- Such proclamations by top U.S. officials blend in with the dominant media scenery.
- 1.1 [mass noun] The public or official announcement of an important matter: the government restricted the use of water by proclamationMore example sentences
- Officials governed by proclamation and government notices that could not easily be challenged in court - one of the last refuges for constitutional opposition.
- He also emphasizes the attractiveness of public proclamation, the performance of miracles and the spreading of rumor as ways that ideas from the outside took hold within an urban environment.
- The Ministry of Revenue's new Taxpayer Fairness and Service Code is a welcome public proclamation of the standards of behaviour taxpayers can and should expect in dealing with the Ministry.
- 1.2A clear declaration of something: they often make proclamations about their heterosexualityMore example sentences
- Pastor Noel Ramsey gave a brief history of the church and concluded with a clear proclamation of what the church believes.
- He finished off his proclamation by loudly swearing.
- The eye is staggered by the range of it, the boldness of it, the proclamation of Nature's passionate excess.
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin proclamatio(n-), from proclamare 'shout out' (see proclaim).