Definition for DEC-LA-RA'TION

DEC-LA-RA'TION, n. [L. declaratio.]

  1. An affirmation; an open expression of facts or opinions; verbal utterance; as, he declared his sentiments, and I rely on his declaration.
  2. Expression of facts, opinions, promises, predictions, &c., in writings; records or reports of what has been declared or uttered. The Scriptures abound in declarations of mercy to penitent sinners.
  3. Publication; manifestation; as, the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai. – Esth. x.
  4. A public annunciation; proclamation; as the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
  5. In law, that part of the process or pleadings in which the plaintif sets forth at large his cause of complaint; the narration or count.

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