|1.||[ noun ] a statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)|
|Related terms:||statement announcement threat pronouncement assertion protestation bastardization bid postulation confession manifesto declare|
|2.||[ noun ] (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction|
"his declaration of innocence"
|Related terms:||testimony law|
|3.||[ noun ] a formal public statement|
|Synonyms:||proclamation announcement promulgation annunciation|
"the government made an announcement about changes in the drug war" "a declaration of independence"
|Related terms:||statement promulgation edict announce|
|4.||[ noun ] (bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make|
|Related terms:||bid bridge contract|
|5.||[ noun ] a statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties|
|Related terms:||statement declare|
|6.||[ noun ] (writing) a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote|
|Related terms:||document Declaration_of_Independence joint_resolution purpose|