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.

Definitions of declaration
  1. noun
    a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
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    bastardisation, 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
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    statement
    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
  2. noun
    a formal public statement
    “a declaration of independence”
    synonyms: announcement, annunciation, proclamation
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    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
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    statement
    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
  3. noun
    a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    synonyms: resolution, resolve
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    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
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    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)
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    document, papers, written document
    writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
  4. noun
    a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties
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    statement
    a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc
  5. noun
    (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction
    “his declaration of innocence”
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    testimony
    a solemn statement made under oath
  6. noun
    (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    synonyms: contract
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    bid, bidding
    (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
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