- 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.
- declamping phenomenon,
- declaration of independence,
- declarative sentence,
Origin of declaration
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|Eleanor Clift|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Thanks to that meddling Franklin and the other editors, Jefferson thought his Declaration had been “mangled.”
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|Olivia Nuzzi|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He stood in front of his wife and woke Stella up in order to make his declaration.The Second Fiddle|Phyllis Bottome
Bruno died last night at midnight, but his declaration has been obtained.Friars and Filipinos|Jose Rizal
The Declaration, as might be expected where the Government could not avow its real motives, was a somewhat pitiful document.A Short History of the Royal Navy 1217 to 1688|David Hannay
I presume, gentlemen, that you do consider it as your business to take this declaration.Caleb Williams|William Godwin
It has sometimes been objected to the Declaration, that it deals too much in abstractions.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 7 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
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).