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DECLARATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does declaration mean? 

DECLARATION (noun)
  The noun DECLARATION has 6 senses:

1. a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
2. (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction
3. a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties
4. (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
5. a formal public statement
6. a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote

  Familiarity information: DECLARATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DECLARATION (noun)


Sense 1declaration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("declaration" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "declaration"):

threat (declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another)

postulation; predication ((logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument)

protestation (a strong declaration of protest)

assertion; asseveration; averment (a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary))

dictum; pronouncement; say-so (an authoritative declaration)

manifesto; pronunciamento (a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government))

confession (a public declaration of your faith)

bastardization (declaring or rendering bastard)


Sense 2declaration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

his declaration of innocence

Hypernyms ("declaration" is a kind of...):

testimony (a solemn statement made under oath)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 3declaration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("declaration" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)


Sense 4declaration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

contract; declaration

Hypernyms ("declaration" is a kind of...):

bid; bidding ((bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make)

Domain category:

contract (a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law)

Holonyms ("declaration" is a part of...):

bridge (any of various card games based on whist for four players)


Sense 5declaration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formal public statement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

announcement; proclamation; annunciation; declaration

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("declaration" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "declaration"):

edict (a formal or authoritative proclamation)

promulgation (the official announcement of a new law or ordinance whereby the law or ordinance is put into effect)


Sense 6declaration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

resolution; resolve; declaration

Hypernyms ("declaration" is a kind of...):

document; papers; written document (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "declaration"):

joint resolution (a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the chief executive (or passed over the executive's veto))

Instance hyponyms:

Declaration of Independence (the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the colonies from Great Britain)


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