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Declaration definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. An affirmation; an open expression of facts or opinions; verbal utterance; as, he declared his sentiments, and I rely on his declaration.
2. Expression of facts, opinions, promises, predictions, etc., in writings; records or reports of what has been declared or uttered.
The scriptures abound in declarations of mercy to penitent sinners.
3. Publication; manifestation; as the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai. ESther 10.
4. A public annunciation; proclamation; as the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
5. In law, that part of the process or pleadings in which the plaintiff sets forth at large his cause of complaint; the narration or count.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
2: (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction; "his declaration of innocence"
3: a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties
4: (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make [syn: contract, declaration]
5: a formal public statement; "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; "a declaration of independence" [syn: announcement, proclamation, annunciation, declaration]
6: a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote [syn: resolution, declaration, resolve]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of declaring ; announcement 2. a. the first pleading in a common-law action b. a statement made by a party to a legal transaction usually not under oath 3. a. something that is declared <a declaration of love> b. a document containing such a declaration

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the act or process of declaring. 2 a a formal, emphatic, or deliberate statement or announcement. b a statement asserting or protecting a legal right. 3 a written public announcement of intentions, terms of an agreement, etc. 4 Cricket an act of declaring an innings closed. 5 Cards a the naming of trumps. b an announcement of a combination held. 6 Law a a plaintiff's statement of claim. b an affirmation made instead of taking an oath. 7 (in full declaration of the poll) a public official announcement of the votes cast for candidates in an election. Etymology: ME f. L declaratio (as DECLARE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Declaration Dec`la*ra"tion, n. [F. d['e]claration, fr. L. declaratio, fr. declarare. See Declare.] 1. 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. 2. That which is declared or proclaimed; announcement; distinct statement; formal expression; avowal. Declarations of mercy and love . . . in the Gospel. --Tillotson. 3. The document or instrument containing such statement or proclamation; as, the Declaration of 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. 4. (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. See Count, n., 3. Declaration of Independence. (Amer. Hist.) See under Independence. Declaration of rights. (Eng. Hist) See Bill of rights, under Bill. Declaration of trust (Law), a paper subscribed by a grantee of property, acknowledging that he holds it in trust for the purposes and upon the terms set forth. --Abbott.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(declarations) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. A declaration is an official announcement or statement. They will sign the declaration tomorrow... The opening speeches sounded more like declarations of war than offerings of peace. N-COUNT: oft N of n 2. A declaration is a firm, emphatic statement which shows that you have no doubts about what you are saying. ...declarations of undying love. N-COUNT 3. A declaration is a written statement about something which you have signed and which can be used as evidence in a court of law. On the customs declaration, the sender labeled the freight as agricultural machinery... N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Affirmation, assertion, asseveration, averment, protestation, avowal. 2. Proclamation, publication, public or official announcement.

Moby Thesaurus

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