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 Dictionary entry overview: What does proclamation mean? 

  The noun PROCLAMATION has 2 senses:

1. a formal public statement
2. the formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice

  Familiarity information: PROCLAMATION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1proclamation [BACK TO TOP]


A formal public statement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


announcement; proclamation; annunciation; declaration

Context examples:

the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war / a declaration of independence

Hypernyms ("proclamation" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "proclamation"):

edict (a formal or authoritative proclamation)

promulgation (the official announcement of a new law or ordinance whereby the law or ordinance is put into effect)

Sense 2proclamation [BACK TO TOP]


The formal act of proclaiming; giving public notice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


proclamation; promulgation

Context example:

his promulgation of the policy proved to be premature

Hypernyms ("proclamation" is a kind of...):

act; human action; human activity (something that people do or cause to happen)

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