Definition of Declaration

1. Noun. A statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written).

2. Noun. (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction. "His declaration of innocence"
Generic synonyms: Testimony
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

3. Noun. A statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties.
Generic synonyms: Statement
Derivative terms: Declare

4. Noun. (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make.
Exact synonyms: Contract
Group relationships: Bridge
Category relationships: Contract
Generic synonyms: Bid, Bidding
Derivative terms: Declare

5. Noun. A formal public statement. "A declaration of independence"
Exact synonyms: Announcement, Annunciation, Proclamation
Generic synonyms: Statement
Specialized synonyms: Edict, Promulgation
Derivative terms: Announce, Declare, Proclaim

6. Noun. A formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote.
Exact synonyms: Resolution, Resolve
Generic synonyms: Document, Papers, Written Document
Specialized synonyms: Declaration Of Independence
Specialized synonyms: Joint Resolution
Derivative terms: Resolve, Resolve, Resolve

Definition of Declaration

1. n. The act of declaring, or publicly announcing; explicit asserting; undisguised token of a ground or side taken on any subject; proclamation; exposition; as, the declaration of an opinion; a declaration of war, etc.

Definition of Declaration

1. Noun. A written or oral indication of a fact, opinion, or belief. ¹

2. Noun. A list of items for various legal purposes, e.g. ''customs declaration.'' ¹

3. Noun. The act or process of declaring. ¹

4. Noun. (cricket) The act, by the captain of a batting side, of declaring an innings closed. ¹

5. Noun. (legal) In common law, the formal document specifying plaintiff’s cause of action, including the facts necessary to sustain a proper cause of action, and to advise the defendant of the grounds upon which he is being sued. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) The specification of a variables type ¹

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Definition of Declaration

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Declaration

declamping phenomenon
declamping shock
declaration (current term)
declaration of estimated tax
declaration of war
declarative memory
declarative mood
declarative sentence
declaratory judgment

Literary usage of Declaration

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Constitution of the United States of America by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"Resolved, That this Congress will, to-morrow, again resolve itself into a committee of the whole, to take into their further consideration the declaration ..."

2. Select Documents Illustrative of the History of the United States, 1776-1861 by William MacDonald (1897)
"declaration of Independence July 4, JUNE 7,, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia submitted to the Continental Congress three resolutions, the first of which ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"His effort to expand for i In -ir benefit his declaration of October 1060 liad failed, ... The bill founded on this declaration, opposed by Clarendon and ..."

4. The History of England from the Accession of James II by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay (1856)
"Their first object was to obtain the revocation of the declaration of Indulgence. Of all the many unpopular steps taken by the government, ..."

5. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"Such were some of the motives which inspired the declaration of Indulgence ... The declaration had been issued on the sole ground of the royal prerogative ..."

6. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"Such were some of the motives which inspired the declaration of Indulgence ... The declaration had been issued on the sole ground of the royal prerogative ..."

7. Institutes of Common and Statute Law by John Barbee Minor (1878)
"Plea in Abatement for Variance between Writ and declaration. 1 Went worth's PI. 8. Title of Court. Rute. In proper person. Statement of Defence. Variance. ..."

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