ETYM Latin acclamatio: cf. French acclamation.
1. A shout of approbation, favor, or assent; eager expression of approval; loud applause.
2. A representation, in sculpture or on medals, of people expressing joy.
3. [Cdn] An uncontested election won by default
ETYM Old Eng. chere face, welcome, cheer, Old Fren. chiere, French chčre, from Late Lat. cara face, Greek kara head; akin to Skr. çiras, Latin cerebrum brain, German hirn, and Eng. cranium.
A cry or shout of approval.