declaration

An emphatic statement — either written or spoken — is called a declaration. The Continental Congress announced their intention to form a new nation when they wrote the Declaration of Independence.

To declare is a verb, but when you add the suffix tion, you transform it to a noun. A formal public statement can be called a declaration. You would be making a formal declaration of your love, if you paid to have "I Love You, Alex" put on the big screen at the game. When you travel, you may need to make a declaration — a formal statement — about any taxable items you purchased outside the country when you return.

Primary Meanings of declaration

1.
n
a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
2.
n
(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
Full Definitions of declaration
1

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

Examples:
Communist Manifesto
a socialist manifesto written by Marx and Engels (1842) describing the history of the working-class movement according to their views
Types:
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bastardization
declaring or rendering bastard
confession
a public declaration of your faith
manifesto, pronunciamento
a public declaration of intentions (as issued by a political party or government)
dictum, pronouncement, say-so
an authoritative declaration
assertion, asseveration, averment
a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
protestation
a strong declaration of protest
postulation, predication
(logic) a declaration of something self-evident; something that can be assumed as the basis for argument
threat
declaration of an intention or a determination to inflict harm on another
claim
an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
claim
an assertion that something is true or factual
accusation, charge
an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
contention
a point asserted as part of an argument
ipse dixit, ipsedixitism
an unsupported dogmatic assertion
affirmation, avouchment, avowal
a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
testimony
an assertion offering firsthand authentication of a fact
commination
a threat of divine punishment or vengeance
menace
a threat or the act of threatening
directive
a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity
denial, disaffirmation
the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
Type of:
statement
a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

n a formal public statement

“a declaration of independence”
Synonyms:
announcement, annunciation, proclamation
Types:
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
Type of:
statement
a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc

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

Synonyms:
resolution, resolve
Examples:
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
Types:
joint resolution
a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive (or passed over the Chief Executive's veto)
Type of:
document, papers, written document
writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

n a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties

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

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

“his declaration of innocence”
Type of:
testimony
a solemn statement made under oath
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n (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

Synonyms:
contract
Type of:
bid, bidding
(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

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