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declaration

[dek-luh-rey-shuh n] /ˌdɛk ləˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of declaring; announcement:
a declaration of a dividend.
2.
a positive, explicit, or formal statement; proclamation:
a declaration of war.
3.
something that is announced, avowed, or proclaimed.
4.
a document embodying or displaying an announcement or proclamation:
He posted the declaration in a public place.
5.
Law.
  1. a formal statement presenting the plaintiff's claim in an action.
  2. a complaint.
  3. a statement, especially by a witness.
  4. a statement made to an official.
6.
Cards.
  1. Bridge. a bid, especially the successful bid.
  2. the statement during the game of the points earned by a player, in bezique or other games.
7.
a statement of goods, income, etc., especially for the assessment of duty, tax, or the like.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English declaracioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin dēclārātiōn- (stem of dēclārātiō) explanation, equivalent to dēclārāt(us) (past participle of dēclārāre to explain, declare; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
counterdeclaration, noun
nondeclaration, noun
predeclaration, noun
redeclaration, noun
Synonyms
4. notice, bulletin; manifesto, edict.
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British Dictionary definitions for pre declaration

declaration

/ˌdɛkləˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
an explicit or emphatic statement
2.
a formal statement or announcement; proclamation
3.
the act of declaring
4.
the ruling of a judge or court on a question of law, esp in the chancery division of the High Court
5.
(law) an unsworn statement of a witness admissible in evidence under certain conditions See also statutory declaration
6.
(cricket) the voluntary closure of an innings before all ten wickets have fallen
7.
(contract bridge) the final contract
8.
a statement or inventory of goods, etc, submitted for tax assessment: a customs declaration
9.
(cards) an announcement of points made after taking a trick, as in bezique
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Word Origin and History for pre declaration

declaration

n.

mid-14c., "action of stating," from Old French declaration, from Latin declarationem (nominative declaratio), noun of action from past participle stem of declarare (see declare). Meaning "proclamation, public statement" is from 1650s. Declaration of independence is recorded from 1776 (the one by the British American colonies seems to be the first so called; though the phrase is not in the document itself, it was titled that from the first in the press).

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