› 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