Loading...

Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

American Dictionary
OF THE
English Language

Dictionary Search

Proclamation

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.

1 Kings 15:22.

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.