1. [ noun ] a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
Related terms: statement announcement threat pronouncement assertion protestation bastardization bid postulation confession manifesto declare
2. [ noun ] (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction

"his declaration of innocence"

Related terms: testimony law
3. [ noun ] a formal public statement
Synonyms: proclamation announcement promulgation annunciation

"the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war" "a declaration of independence"

Related terms: statement promulgation edict announce
4. [ noun ] (bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
Synonyms: contract
Related terms: bid bridge contract
5. [ noun ] a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties
Related terms: statement declare
6. [ noun ] (writing) a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
Synonyms: resolution resolve
Related terms: document Declaration_of_Independence joint_resolution purpose
Similar spelling:   declarative