declarationnoun [ C ]uk /ˌdek.ləˈreɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdek.ləˈreɪ.ʃən/
declaration noun [ C ] (ANNOUNCEMENT)
- The decree stopped short of a full declaration of independence.
- The declaration was carefully/cleverly/tactfully, etc. phrased.
- a pro forma declaration of loyalty
- The American Declaration of Independence was adopted by Congress on 4 July, 1776.
- The new leader warned that sanctions against his country would be interpreted as a declaration of war.