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WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., proclamen, from Latin proclamare "cry or call out," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + clamare "to cry out" (see claim (v.)). Spelling altered by influence of claim. Related: Proclaimed; proclaiming; proclaimer.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.