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