declaration

[ dek-luh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌdɛk ləˈreɪ ʃən /

noun


Nearby words

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

Origin of declaration

1300–50; Middle English declaracioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin dēclārātiōn- (stem of dēclārātiō) explanation, equivalent to dēclārāt(us) (past participle of dēclārāre to explain, declare; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

Related formscoun·ter·dec·la·ra·tion, nounnon·dec·la·ra·tion, nounpre·dec·la·ra·tion, nounre·dec·la·ra·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for declaration

declaration

/ (ˌdɛkləˈreɪʃən) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for declaration

declaration

n.

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).

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