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From Middle English declaration, declaracion, declaracioun, from Old French declaration (French déclaration), from Latin dēclārātiōnem, accusative of Latin dēclārātiō.


  • IPA(key): /ˌdɛkləˈɹeɪʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


declaration (countable and uncountable, plural declarations)

  1. A written or oral indication of a fact, opinion, intention, belief, etc.
    a declaration of love
  2. A list of items for various legal purposes, e.g. customs declaration.
  3. The act or process of declaring.
  4. (cricket) The act, by the captain of a batting side, of declaring an innings closed.
  5. (law) 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. (computing) The specification of an object, such as a variable or function, establishing its existence but not necessarily describing its contents.


  • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Luke 1:1
    Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us...



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declaration f (plural declarations)

  1. declaration