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declaration

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˌdekləˈreɪʃən/
an official or public statement about something, or the act of making a statement: make/sign a declaration The Board made a public declaration of support for its chairman. the ILO's declaration of principles on multinational enterprises and social policy
LAW, INSURANCE a written statement that you sign, giving information or saying that something is true, or the act of making a statement: make/submit a declaration Despite it being a legal requirement, some traders submit their declarations late, or not at all. You will be asked to sign a copyright declaration before you start work on the project. The insurance declaration stated that the vehicles which would be used for such journeys were covered by suitable insurance.
FINANCE, TAX a written statement to the tax authorities containing information about money you have earned, etc., or the act of making a statement: If your earnings are above these levels, you must make a declaration.
LAW a legal decision made by a court of law, or the act of making a decision: a court declaration on the application of the lawapply for/seek a declaration The appellant sought a declaration that he had succeeded to the tenancy of the flat under the Rent Act of 1977.
→  See also customs declaration , tax declaration
Translations of “declaration”
in Korean 선언…
in Arabic تَصْريح, إعلان…
in Portuguese declaração…
in Catalan declaració…
in Japanese 宣言…
in Italian dichiarazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公告, 宣言, 聲明…
in Russian декларация, объявление…
in Turkish beyan, ilan, duyuru…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公告, 宣言, 声明…
in Polish deklaracja, oświadczenie…
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