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Meaning of declaration

dec•la•ra•tion

Pronunciation: (dek"lu-rā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of declaring; announcement: a declaration of a dividend.
  2. a positive, explicit, or formal statement; proclamation: a declaration of war.
  3. something that is announced, avowed, or proclaimed.
  4. a document embodying or displaying an announcement or proclamation: He posted the declaration in a public place.
    1. a formal statement presenting the plaintiff 's claim in an action.
    2. a complaint.
    3. a statement, esp. by a witness.
    4. a statement made to an official.
    1. Bridge.a bid, esp. the successful bid.
    2. the statement during the game of the points earned by a player, in bezique or other games.
  5. a statement of goods, income, etc., esp. for the assessment of duty, tax, or the like.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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