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Definition of declaration noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] an official or formal statement, especially about the plans of a government or an organization; the act of making such a statement to issue/sign a declaration the declaration of war the Declaration of Independence The declaration asked governments to consider introducing new environmental taxes.
  2. 2[countable] a written or spoken statement, especially about what people feel or believe a declaration of love/faith/guilt
  3. 3[countable] an official written statement giving information a declaration of income customs declarations (= giving details of goods that have been brought into a country) The company will only provide insurance if the information on the proposal form and declaration is correct and complete.
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