- the act of declaring; announcement: a declaration of a dividend.
- a positive, explicit, or formal statement; proclamation: a declaration of war.
- something that is announced, avowed, or proclaimed.
- a document embodying or displaying an announcement or proclamation: He posted the declaration in a public place.
- a formal statement presenting the plaintiff's claim in an action.
- a complaint.
- a statement, especially by a witness.
- a statement made to an official.
- Bridge.a bid, especially the successful bid.
- the statement during the game of the points earned by a player, in bezique or other games.
- a statement of goods, income, etc., especially for the assessment of duty, tax, or the like.
Origin of declaration
SynonymsSee more synonyms for declaration on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for declaration
A declaration of candidacy signed by Cuomo was in the trunk of his car.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82
January 2, 2015
Thanks to that meddling Franklin and the other editors, Jefferson thought his Declaration had been “mangled.”Forget the Resolutions; Try a Few Declarations
January 1, 2015
The tone of the declaration is radically different from “A few sentences.”
The declaration adopted by the meeting was a bold step, but it did not a revolution make.
The declaration of war against ISIS, then, would seem to be a logical next step.Rand Paul Declares War on ISIS—and Allows Boots on the Ground
November 24, 2014
It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
In 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, they both died.
And how was this to be done, after such a declaration from both my uncles?Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Mr. Mayor was therefore informed that the declaration would not be read.Yorkshire Painted And Described
There was a masterful quality in his declaration, which seemed to ignore her negation.Within the Law
- an explicit or emphatic statement
- a formal statement or announcement; proclamation
- the act of declaring
- the ruling of a judge or court on a question of law, esp in the chancery division of the High Court
- law an unsworn statement of a witness admissible in evidence under certain conditionsSee also statutory declaration
- cricket the voluntary closure of an innings before all ten wickets have fallen
- contract bridge the final contract
- a statement or inventory of goods, etc, submitted for tax assessmenta customs declaration
- cards an announcement of points made after taking a trick, as in bezique
Word Origin and History for declaration
mid-14c., "action of stating," from Old French declaration, from Latin declarationem (nominative declaratio), noun of action from past participle stem of declarare (see declare). Meaning "proclamation, public statement" is from 1650s. Declaration of independence is recorded from 1776 (the one by the British American colonies seems to be the first so called; though the phrase is not in the document itself, it was titled that from the first in the press).