What does the word acclamation mean?

Usage examples for acclamation

  1. The town received him with acclamation. – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  2. The proposition was carried by acclamation, there being only one dissentient. – By Veldt and Kopje by William Charles Scully
  3. The king had not without design permitted the unwonted presence of the women in this warlike audience,- partly because he was not unaware of the ambitious spirit of Isabel, partly because he counted on the affection shown to his boyhood by the countess, who was said to have singular influence over her lord, but principally because in such a presence he trusted to avoid all discussion and all questioning, and to leave the effect of his eloquence, in which he excelled all his contemporaries, Gloucester alone excepted, single and unimpaired; and therefore, as he rose, and returned with a majestic bend the acclamation of the warriors, his eye now turned towards the chairs where the ladies sat, and he was the first to perceive the swoon of the fair Anne. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton