declaration Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
noun (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction
- his declaration of innocence
noun a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties
noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
noun a formal public statement
announcement; annunciation; proclamation.
- the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war
- a declaration of independence
noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
The act of declaring, or publicly announcing; explicit asserting; undisguised token of a ground or side taken on any subject; proclamation; exposition; as, the declarationof an opinion; a declarationof war, etc.
That which is declared or proclaimed; announcement; distinct statement; formal expression; avowal.
Declarations of mercy and love . . . in the Gospel. Tillotson.
The document or instrument containing such statement or proclamation; as, the. Declarationof Independence (now preserved in Washington)
In 1776 the Americans laid before Europe that noble Declaration, which ought to be hung up in the nursery of every king, and blazoned on the porch of every royal palace. Buckle.
(Law) That part of the process in which the plaintiff sets forth in order and at large his cause of complaint; the narration of the plaintiff's case containing the count, or counts. SeeAbbott. Count, n., 3.
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