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  1. dec·la·ra·tion
    IPA[ˌdekləˈrāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: declaration, plural noun: declarations

    • noun

      a formal or explicit statement or announcement:

      the formal announcement of the beginning of a state or condition:

    • noun

      a prescribed declaration, made under statutory authority, which may in certain cases be substituted for a statement on oath.
    • a document declaring the US to be independent of the British Crown, signed by the congressional representatives of the Thirteen Colonies, including Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams, and ratified on July 4, 1776.
    • a statute passed by the English Parliament in 1689, which established the joint monarchy of William and Mary and which was designed to ensure that the Crown would not act without Parliament's consent. It was later incorporated in the Bill of Rights.
    • a document declaring the US to be independent of the British Crown, signed by the Congressional representatives of thirteen states, including Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams, and ratified on 4 July 1776.
    • any of a number of proclamations of religious liberties made by the two Stuart kings Charles II and James II, especially those of 1662, 1672, and 1687–8.
    • the declaration of independence from the United Kingdom made by Rhodesia under Ian Smith in 1965.
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