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1540s, "act of shouting or applauding in approval," from Latin acclamationem (nominative acclamatio) "a calling, exclamation, shout of approval," noun of action from past participle stem of acclamare "to call to, cry out at, shout approval or disapproval of," from ad- "toward" (see ad-) + clamare "cry out," from PIE root *kele- (2) "to shout" (see claim (v.)). As a method of spontaneous approval of resolutions, etc., by unanimous voice vote, by 1801, probably from the French Revolution.