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  1. proc·la·ma·tion
    IPA[ˌpräkləˈmāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: proclamation, plural noun: proclamations

    • noun

      a public or official announcement dealing with a matter of great importance:

      the public or official announcement of an important matter:

    • the announcement made by President Lincoln during the Civil War on September 22, 1862, emancipating all black slaves in states still engaged in rebellion against the Union. Although implementation was strictly beyond Lincoln's powers, the declaration turned the war into a crusade against slavery. It went into effect on January 1, 1863.
    • (in the American Civil War) the announcement made by President Lincoln on 22 September 1862 emancipating all black slaves in states still engaged in rebellion against the Federal Union. Although implementation was strictly beyond Lincoln's powers, the declaration turned the war into a crusade against slavery.
    • noun

      a public holiday in South Australia, commemorating the state's foundation on 26 December:
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