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Definitions of declaration

  1. a formal public statement; " the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; " a declaration of independence"
  2. ( contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
  3. a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties
  4. a statement that is emphatic and explicit ( spoken or written)
  5. ( law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction; " his declaration of innocence"
  6. 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.
  7. The document or instrument containing such statement or proclamation; as, the Declaration of Independence ( now preserved in Washington).
  8. 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.
  9. The act of announcing or proclaiming; that which is announced; an assertion; publication; a statement reduced to writing.
  10. Open affirmation.
  11. A formal, positive, or explicit statement.
  12. The act of declaring or openly proclaiming; that which is declared or proclaimed; the document containing this; a statement made verbally or reduced to writing.
  13. An open expression of facts, opinions, & c.; a statement given verbally, or reduced to writing; proclamation.

Usage examples for declaration

  1. Declaration of war and conclusion of peace shall be by act of the Realm. – The New Germany by George Young
  2. At this declaration poor Barbara gasped and leaned back against her pillow. – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  3. " Why, surely," she said, " those poems that Messer Dante has written in praise of Beatrice of the Portinari, and in declaration of his service to her. – The God of Love by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  4. This was practically a declaration of war. – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  5. It had been one thing to make the Declaration of Independence, it had been quite another matter to carry it into effect. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  6. Her knock at the door was meant to be a declaration of independence; it sounded peremptory. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  7. He had, according to his own declaration, been thirteen times rich and thirteen times poor. – A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) by Justin McCarthy
  8. This declaration was greeted with laughter. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  9. Will you make no answer to this declaration of most true and honest love?" – The Late Mrs. Null by Frank Richard Stockton
  10. Nothing was wanting but the final declaration, and that came quite as soon as the old campaigner had planned. – Caught in a Trap by John C. Hutcheson
  11. She didn't understand at first and stared at him, startled by this sudden declaration of a love that he had never mentioned. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  12. He had come there on a peaceful mission, and the peaceful mission had ended in a declaration of war. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  13. For the moment he had forgotten his former declaration of poverty, or, at least, his consenting silence, when she had asked him about it. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  14. And there was something in the way he said it that was more than a mere declaration of pride or of affection. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  15. Then Jimmie made his declaration. – New Faces by Myra Kelly
  16. He also knew well the day fixed for the trial, and understood the importance which would be attached to an early marriage, should that be possible,- or at least to a public declaration of an engagement. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  17. But what about the Germans setting fire to the Declaration of Independence? – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  18. She made another such declaration within her own heart, only with words that were more natural to her. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  19. King James then once more demanded an express declaration with regard to the affair of the Palatinate. – A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6) by Leopold von Ranke
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