KJV Dictionary Definition: proclaim


PROCLA'IM, v.t. L. proclamo; pro and clamo, to cry out. See Claim.

1. To promulgate; to announce; to publish; as, to proclaim a fast; to proclaim a feast. Lev.23. 1 Kings 21.

He hath sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives. Is.61.

2. To denounce; to give official notice of. Heralds were formerly employed to proclaim war.

3. To declare with honor; as, to proclaim the name of the Lord, that is, to declare his perfections. Ex.33.

4. To utter openly; to make public. Some profligate wretches openly proclaim their atheism.

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness. Prov.20.

5. To outlaw by public denunciation.

I heard myself proclaimed.


PROCLA'IMED, pp. Published officially; promulgated; made publicly known.


PROCLA'IMER, n. One who publishes by authority; one that announces or makes publicly known.


PROCLA'IMING, ppr. Publishing officially; denouncing; promulgating; making publicly known.