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English noun: declaration

1. declaration (communication) a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)

Broader (hypernym)statement

Narrower (hyponym)assertion, asseveration, averment, bastardization, confession, dictum, manifesto, postulation, predication, pronouncement, pronunciamento, protestation, say-so, threat

2. declaration (communication) (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction

SamplesHis declaration of innocence.

Broader (hypernym)testimony

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

3. declaration (communication) a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties

Broader (hypernym)statement

4. declaration (communication) (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make


Broader (hypernym)bid, bidding

Part meronymbridge

Domain categorycontract

5. declaration (communication) a formal public statement

SamplesThe government made an announcement about changes in the drug war.
A declaration of independence.

Synonymsannouncement, annunciation, proclamation

Broader (hypernym)statement

Narrower (hyponym)edict, promulgation

6. declaration (communication) a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote

Synonymsresolution, resolve

Broader (hypernym)document, papers, written document

Narrower (hyponym)joint resolution

Instance hyponymDeclaration of Independence

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