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Definition of 'declaration'


  1. a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
  2. (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction; "his declaration of innocence"
  3. a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties
  4. (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
       Synonyms: contract
  5. a formal public statement; "the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war"; "a declaration of independence"
       Synonyms: announcement proclamation annunciation
  6. a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
       Synonyms: resolution resolve

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