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declaration

noun [C] uk   /ˌdek.ləˈreɪ.ʃən/ us  

declaration noun [C] (ANNOUNCEMENT)

C1 an announcement, often one that is written and official: Members of Parliament have to make a declaration of their business interests. As witnesses to the accident, we were asked to make written declarations of what we had seen. The company made a declaration of intent to follow an equal opportunities policy.

declaration noun [C] (CRICKET)

in cricket, a situation in which a team stops batting (= hitting the ball) because they think they already have enough runs (= points) to win: a cleverly timed declaration
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