declaration declaration  /ˌdɛ klə ˈreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. The declaration commends government action but makes no specific policy recommendations, such as a cap on greenhouse gas emissions.
  2. The declaration acknowledges that all whites benefited from the discrimination against blacks in the apartheid system.
  3. The ICJ's declaration that Srebrenica was genocide is now adding fuel to this demand.

News

  1. Osceola presidential disaster declaration: What does it mean to the county?

    OSCEOLA COUNTY — While the words "disaster declaration" don't sound like good news to many, it's a welcome development for the Emergency Management Department Director of Osceola County.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Cadillac News

  2. No disaster declaration for May 28 flooding in Knox County

    GALESBURG, Ill. – The Knox County Emergency Management Agency says there will be no State or Federal Disaster Declaration for the severe weather and flooding that occurred in Galesburg and Knox County during the week of May 28.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WEEK News 25 Central Illinois

  3. Emergency declaration signed for 'Doce'

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a Declaration of Emergency for Yavapai County as a wildfire burns for the third day.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: ABC 15 Phoenix

Quotes

  1. "On this day that is uniquely American, we're reminded that our declaration, our example made us a beacon around the world," Obama said from a balcony draped with red-white-and-blue bunting.
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

  2. "It is clearly stated in Article 5 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights that.......... 'No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment,'" Lohan said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: USANewsWeek.com

  3. "I also strongly support the prime minister's declaration that there should be no quid pro quos when it comes to the hostages," Bush said.
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

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