- The definition of a declaration is a formal announcement.
An example of a declaration is a government's statement about a new law.
declaration definition by Webster's New World
- the act of declaring; announcement
- a thing declared
- a formal statement; proclamation
- a statement of taxable goods: a declaration at the customs office
- Card Games
- a bid in bridge, esp. the winning bid
- a statement of the plaintiff's cause for complaint in a court action
- an unsworn statement, made out of court, which may be admissible in evidence under certain circumstances
Origin: Middle English declaracioun ; from Old French declaration ; from Classical Latin declaratio
declaration definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An explicit, formal announcement, either oral or written.
- The act or process of declaring.
- A statement of taxable goods or of properties subject to duty.
- Law a. A formal statement by a plaintiff specifying the facts and circumstances constituting his or her cause of action.b. An unsworn statement of facts that is admissible as evidence.
- Games A bid, especially the final bid of a hand in certain card games.
declaration - Computer Definition
In programming, an instruction or statement that defines some type of program element (fields, variables, functions, arrays, etc.), as well as resources. Declarations do not generally create executable code. More often, they describe the structures in the program so that the compiler knows how to deal with them.
declaration - Legal Definition
- A statement made in connection with a case or legal matter, or intended to have a formal status or effect.
- A written document, synonymous in some jurisdictions with affidavit and in others (although antiquated) with complaint.
- A written document governing rights and obligations among property owners, as in declaration of condominium or declaration of covenants and restrictions.