Declaration definition

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The act or process of declaring.
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A formal statement; proclamation.
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A statement that is assumed to be truthful because it is contrary to the declarant’s self-interest when made, and is therefore admissible in court as an exception to the hearsay rule.
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The act or process of declaring.
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An explicit, formal announcement, either oral or written.
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A statement of taxable goods or of properties subject to duty.
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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.
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The definition of a declaration is a formal announcement.

An example of a declaration is a government's statement about a new law.

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A list of items for various legal purposes, e.g. customs declaration.
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(law) In common law, the formal document specifying plaintiff’s cause of action, including the facts necessary to sustain a proper cause of action, and to advise the defendant of the grounds upon which he is being sued.
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The act of declaring; announcement.
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A written document governing rights and obligations among property owners, as in declaration of condominium or declaration of covenants and restrictions.
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(games) A bid, especially the final bid of a hand in certain card games.
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A formal statement initiating a lawsuit by specifying the facts and legal grounds for the relief sought; a complaint or petition.
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A bid in bridge, esp. the winning bid.
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A statement of the plaintiff's cause for complaint in a court action.
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An unsworn statement, made out of court, which may be admissible in evidence under certain circumstances.
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A statement made in connection with a case or legal matter, or intended to have a formal status or effect.
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A written or oral indication of a fact, opinion, or belief.
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(cricket) The act, by the captain of a batting side, of declaring an innings closed.
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(computing) The specification of a variables type.
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A thing declared.
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A statement of taxable goods.

A declaration at the customs office.

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A written document, synonymous in some jurisdictions with affidavit and in others (although antiquated) with complaint.
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An unsworn statement of facts that is admissible as evidence.
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A statement that is assumed to be truthful because it is made by an individual aware of impending death (and thus thought to have no incentive to lie), and that is therefore admissible in court as an exception to the hearsay rule.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
declaration
Plural:
declarations

Origin of declaration

  • Old French declaration (French déclaration), from Latin declarationem, corresponding to declare +‎ -ation

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