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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dec`la*ra"tion
  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 or pleadings 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.

Etymology: F. d├ęclaration, fr. L. declaratio, fr. declarare. See Declare

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  1. A formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
  2. A statement that is emphatic and explicit (spoken or written)
  3. A formal public statement ("a declaration of independence")
  4. (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction ("his declaration of innocence")
  5. (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
  6. A statement of taxable goods or of dutiable properties

Old French declaration (French déclaration), from Latin declarationem, corresponding to declare +‎ -ation

  1. A written or oral indication of a fact, opinion, or belief.
  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 a variable's type.

declaration was also found in the following language(s): Middle French

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Past life for Declaration born Jun 2, 1925

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North Europe approximately on 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.