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Pro*claim", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Proclaimed; p. pr. & vb. n. Proclaiming.] Etym: [oe. proclamen, l. proclamare; pro before, Forward + clamare to call or cry out: cf. F. proclamer. See claim.]
1. To make known by public announcement; to give wide publicity to; To publish abroad; to promulgate; to declare; as, to proclaim war or Peace. To proclaim liberty to the captives. Isa. lxi. 1. For the apparel oft proclaims the man. Shak. Throughout the host proclaim a solemn council forthwith to be held. Milton.
2. To outlaw by public proclamation. I heard myself proclaimed. Shak.
-- to publish; promulgate; declare; announce. See announce.