What does declaration mean?

Definitions for declaration
ˌdɛk ləˈreɪ ʃəndec·la·ra·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word declaration.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. declarationnoun

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

  2. declarationnoun

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

    "his declaration of innocence"

  3. declarationnoun

    a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties

  4. contract, declarationnoun

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

  5. announcement, proclamation, annunciation, declarationnoun

    a formal public statement

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

  6. resolution, declaration, resolvenoun

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


  1. declarationnoun

    A written or oral indication of a fact, opinion, or belief.

  2. declarationnoun

    A list of items for various legal purposes, e.g. customs declaration.

  3. declarationnoun

    The act or process of declaring.

  4. declarationnoun

    The act, by the captain of a batting side, of declaring an innings closed.

  5. declarationnoun

    In common law, the formal document specifying plaintiff's cause of action, including the facts necessary to sustain a proper cause of action, and to advise the defendant of the grounds upon which he is being sued.

  6. declarationnoun

    The specification of a variables type

  7. Etymology: declaracion, from déclaration, from declarationem, corresponding to

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Declarationnoun

    Etymology: from declare.

    His promises are nothing else but declarations, what God will do for the good of men. Richard Hooker, b. i. s. 2.

    Though wit and learning are certain and habitual perfections of the mind, yet the declaration of them, which alone brings the repute, is subject to a thousand hazards. South.

    There are no where so plain and full declarations of his mercy and love to the sons of men, as are made in the gospel. John Tillotson, Sermon 5.


  1. declaration

    A declaration is a formal or explicit statement, announcement, or assertion about something. It is often a written summary or public announcement that proclaims, explains, or makes known certain ideas, views, decisions, or facts to a certain group or the general public. It can also refer to a legal or official statement made by a person or organization about a particular issue, especially in law or government.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Declarationnoun

    the act of declaring, or publicly announcing; explicit asserting; undisguised token of a ground or side taken on any subject; proclamation; exposition; as, the declaration of an opinion; a declaration of war, etc

  2. Declarationnoun

    that which is declared or proclaimed; announcement; distinct statement; formal expression; avowal

  3. Declarationnoun

    the document or instrument containing such statement or proclamation; as, the Declaration of Independence (now preserved in Washington)

  4. Declarationnoun

    that part of the process in which the plaintiff sets forth in order and at large his cause of complaint; the narration of the plaintiff's case containing the count, or counts. See Count, n., 3

  5. Etymology: [F. dclaration, fr. L. declaratio, fr. declarare. See Declare.]


  1. Declaration

    Declaration is the tenth studio album from Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. It was released on September 25, 2001 by Sparrow Records and it has been certified Gold. The national concert tour that followed featured Nichole Nordeman as the opening act and traveled to over 70 cities in 2002. The tour featured a re-telling of the story of five missionaries who were killed by the Huaorani people in 1956 while working in Ecuador. Each night after the story, Steven introduced Steve Saint and Mincaye as his guests on-stage. On Declaration, Mincaye can be heard chanting in his native language at the end of "No Greater Love".

Editors Contribution

  1. declaration

    A written expression of choice, fact, opinion or belief.

    The universal declaration of human rights is vital for humanity.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  

  2. declaration

    The act and process of to declare.

    The tax return had a declaration as a facet of the process that you had to type your name to say you have submitted truthful and honest information.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'declaration' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4366

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'declaration' in Nouns Frequency: #1663

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of declaration in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of declaration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of declaration in a Sentence

  1. Frank VanderSloot:

    At least I think it was a dream, i just remember waking up, and very clear in my mind was the Declaration of Independence, and those guys who signed. I’d been feeling guilty for the pain to my family, but then I got to thinking.

  2. Chuck Schumer:

    This issue transcends partisan politics, and I urge all senators -- Democrats and Republicans -- to support this resolution to terminate the president's emergency declaration when it comes up for a vote in the Senate, identical companion legislation to the House resolution will soon be introduced in the Senate.

  3. Commissioner Miguel Ceballos:

    This declaration and official communication from the Cuban government confirms the great division there is within the ELN, the Eastern Front insists on standing in the way of the real will for peace.

  4. Al Gore:

    For the sake of our unity as a people and the strength of our democracy, I offer my concession, i also accept my responsibility, which I will discharge unconditionally, to honor the new president-elect and do everything possible to help him bring Americans together in fulfillment of the great vision that our Declaration of Independence defines and that our Constitution affirms and defends.

  5. Brian Kemp:

    ( The bill) is very simple but also very powerful : a declaration that all life has value, that all life matters, and that all life is worthy of protection, i realize that some may challenge it in a court of law. But our job is to do what is right, not what is easy. We are called to be strong and courageous, and we will not back down. We will always continue to fight for life.

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