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An act that formally declares to the general public that the government has acted in a particular way. A written or printed document issued by a superior government executive, such as the president or governor, which sets out such a declaration by the government.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

PROCLAMATION, evidence. The act of causing some state matters to be published or made generally known. A written or printed document in which are contained such matters, issued by proper authority; as the president's proclamation, the governor's, the mayor's proclamation. The word proclamation is also used to express the public nomination made of any one to a high office; as, such a prince was proclaimed emperor.
     2. The president's proclamation has not the force of law, unless when authorized by congress; as if congress were to pass an act, which should take effect upon the happening of a contingent event, which was to be declared by the president by proclamation to hive happened; in this case the proclamation would give the act the force of law, which, till then, it wanted. How far a proclamation is evidence of facts, see Bac. Ab. Ev. F; Dougl. 594, n; B. N. P. 226; 12 Mod. 216; 8 State Tr. 212; 4 M. & S. 546; 2 Camp. Rep. 44; Dane's Ab. eh. 96, a. 2, 3 and 4; 1 Scam. R. 577; Bro. h.t.

PROCLAMATION, practice. The declaration made by the cryer, by authority of the court, that something is about to be done.
     2. It usually commences with the French word Oyez, do you hear, in order to attract attention; it is particularly used on the meeting or opening of the court, and at its adjournment; it is also frequently employed to discharge persons who have been accused of crimes or misdemeanors.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Former Philippine president and newly proclaimed Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada (left) raises the hand of newly proclaimed Vice Mayor Isko Moreno during Estrada's proclamation as mayor-elect of Manila at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium yesterday.
While in the context of a theology of proclamation the exact perimeters and content of what it means to be a Jew or a Christian or (any believer for that matter) are always fluid, a Jew or a Christian's identity derives from her desire to proclaim God on the one hand and proclaim God in and through the language of her tradition as this develops and changes through history.
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The personal encounter with him does not leave one indifferent, but stimulates imitation: 'What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops' (Mt.
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In terms of federal involvement, conservationists achieved their greatest breakthrough in 1891 with the passage by Congress of the Forest Reserve Act, which empowered the president to proclaim forest "reserves"--later renamed national forests--on the nation's public lands.