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Acclamation

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Acclama'tion. n.s. [acclamatio, Lat.] Shouts of applause; such as those with which a victorious army salutes the general.

It hath been the custom of christian men, in token of the greater reverence, to stand, to utter certain words of acclamation, and, at the name of Jesus, to bow. Hooker, b. v. § 29.

                  Gladly then he mix'd
Among those friendly pow'rs, who him receiv'd
With joy, and acclamations loud, that one,
That, of so many myriads fall'n, yet one
Return'd, not lost.
Milt. Parad. Lost, b. vi. l. 23.

Such an enchantment is there in words, and so fine a thing does it seem to some, to be ruined plausibly, and to be ushered to their destruction with panegyric and acclamation. South. Ser.

Sources: Hooker, Richard (175) · Milton, John (449) · South, Robert (158)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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