Acclamation

Noun

  • A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.

    "On such a day, a holiday having been voted by acclamation, an ordinary walk would not satisfy the children. -Robert Southey."

  • (politics) An oral vote taken without formal ballot and with much fanfare; typically an overwhelmingly affirmative vote.
  • (art) A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.

    "Acclamation medals are those on which laudatory acclamations are recorded. - James Elmes"

  • The process of electing a person to a post in the absence of other nominees.

    "With no one running against her, she won by acclamation."

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