1. An explicit, formal announcement, either oral or written.
2. The act or process of declaring.
3. A statement of taxable goods or of properties subject to duty.
a. A formal statement initiating a lawsuit by specifying the facts and legal grounds for the relief sought; a complaint or petition.
b. An unsworn statement of facts that is admissible as evidence.
a. A bid, especially the final bid of a hand in certain card games.
b. A meld.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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