Declaration - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌdekləˈreɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word declaration
Brit.  |dekləˈreɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word declaration


- a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
- (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction
his declaration of innocence
- a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties
- (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make (syn: contract)
- a formal public statement (syn: announcement, annunciation, proclamation)
a declaration of independence
- a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote (syn: resolution, resolve)

Extra examples

The government has made a declaration of war on its enemies.

The case was ended by declaration of a mistrial.

You will need to make a declaration of your income.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Under Islamic law it was possible to divorce by simple declaration.

Declaration of Human Rights

Declaration of Independence

Tried to word the declaration exactly right

...the assertion that all men have certain unalienable rights is set forth in the Declaration of Independence...

...Hitler's declaration of his belief in a “master race” was an indication of the inherent racism of the Nazi movement....

...our office drama queen yet again made the melodramatic declaration that he was contemplating suicide...

...a rather passional declaration of love from someone she had just started dating...

The Declaration of Independence included a kind of moral and legal egalitarianism.

UN Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

...tried to word the declaration exactly right...

Word forms

singular: declaration
plural: declarations
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