[dih-klair-uh nt]


a person who declares or makes a declaration or statement.
Law. an alien who has formally declared his or her intention before a court of record to become a citizen of the U.S.

Nearby words

  1. decl.,
  2. declaim,
  3. declamation,
  4. declamatory,
  5. declamping phenomenon,
  6. declaration,
  7. declaration of independence,
  8. declarative,
  9. declarative sentence,
  10. declaratively

Origin of declarant

First recorded in 1675–85; declare + -ant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for declarant



mainly law a person who makes a declaration
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Word Origin and History for declarant



1680s, from French déclarant, from Latin declarantem (nominative declarans), present participle of declarare (see declare).

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