PROCLAMA'TION, noun [Latin proclamatio, from proclamo.]
1. Publication by authority; official notice given to the public.
King Asa made a proclamation throughout all Judah.
2. In England, a declaration of the king's will, openly published.
Proclamations are a branch of the king's prerogative, and are binding on the subject.
3. The declaration of any supreme magistrate publicly made known; as the proclamation of the governor appointing a day of thanksgiving.
4. The paper containing an official notice to a people. The sheriff receives and distributes the governor's proclamations.