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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Declaration  \Dec`la*ra"tion\,  n.  [F.  d['e]claration,  fr  L. 
  declaratio,  fr  declarare  See  {Declare}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  declaring,  or  publicly  announcing;  explicit 
  asserting;  undisguised  token  of  a  ground  or  side  taken  on 
  any  subject;  proclamation;  exposition;  as  the  declaration 
  of  an  opinion;  a  declaration  of  war,  etc 
 
  2.  That  which  is  declared  or  proclaimed;  announcement; 
  distinct  statement;  formal  expression;  avowal. 
 
  Declarations  of  mercy  and  love  .  .  .  in  the  Gospel. 
  --Tillotson. 
 
  3.  The  document  or  instrument  containing  such  statement  or 
  proclamation;  as  the  Declaration  of  Independence  (now 
  preserved  in  Washington). 
 
  In  1776  the  Americans  laid  before  Europe  that  noble 
  Declaration,  which  ought  to  be  hung  up  in  the 
  nursery  of  every  king,  and  blazoned  on  the  porch  of 
  every  royal  palace.  --Buckle. 
 
  4.  (Law)  That  part  of  the  process  in  which  the  plaintiff  sets 
  forth  in  order  and  at  large  his  cause  of  complaint;  the 
  narration  of  the  plaintiff's  case  containing  the  count  or 
  counts.  See  {Count},  n.,  3. 
 
  {Declaration  of  Independence}.  (Amer.  Hist.)  See  under 
  {Independence}. 
 
  {Declaration  of  rights}.  (Eng.  Hist)  See  {Bill  of  rights}, 
  under  {Bill}. 
 
  {Declaration  of  trust}  (Law),  a  paper  subscribed  by  a  grantee 
  of  property,  acknowledging  that  he  holds  it  in  trust  for 
  the  purposes  and  upon  the  terms  set  forth.  --Abbott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  declaration 
  n  1:  emphatic  or  explicit  statement 
  2:  unsworn  statement  in  a  legal  transaction 
  3:  a  formal  expression  by  a  meeting;  agreed  to  by  a  vote  [syn: 
  {resolution},  {resolve}] 




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