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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


Synonymscontract


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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