Independence, Declaration of


Independence, Declaration of

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  • INDEPENDENCE, DECLARATION OF —    a declaration made July 4, 1776, by the North American States declaring their independence of Great Britain …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Declaration of Independence — Declaration Dec la*ra tion, n. [F. d[ e]claration, fr. L. declaratio, fr. declarare. See {Declare}.] 1. The act of declaring, or publicly announcing; explicit asserting; undisguised token of a ground or side taken on any subject; proclamation;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Declaration — Dec la*ra tion, n. [F. d[ e]claration, fr. L. declaratio, fr. declarare. See {Declare}.] 1. The act of declaring, or publicly announcing; explicit asserting; undisguised token of a ground or side taken on any subject; proclamation; exposition; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Declaration of rights — Declaration Dec la*ra tion, n. [F. d[ e]claration, fr. L. declaratio, fr. declarare. See {Declare}.] 1. The act of declaring, or publicly announcing; explicit asserting; undisguised token of a ground or side taken on any subject; proclamation;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Declaration of trust — Declaration Dec la*ra tion, n. [F. d[ e]claration, fr. L. declaratio, fr. declarare. See {Declare}.] 1. The act of declaring, or publicly announcing; explicit asserting; undisguised token of a ground or side taken on any subject; proclamation;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Declaration of Independence — Declaration of Independence, n. (Amer. Hist.) The document promugated, July 4, 1776, by the leaders of the thirteen British Colonies in America that they have formed an independent country. See note below. [PJC] Note: The Declaration of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • declaration — dec·la·ra·tion n 1: the act of declaring declaration of dividends declaration of war 2 a: the first pleading in a common law action compare complaint …   Law dictionary

  • independence — /in di pen deuhns/, n. 1. Also, independency. the state or quality of being independent. 2. freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others. 3. Archaic. a competency. [1630 40; INDEPEND(ENT) + ENCE] Syn. 1. See freedom.… …   Universalium

  • Independence — /in di pen deuhns/, n. 1. a city in W Missouri: starting point of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails. 111,806. 2. a town in SE Kansas. 10,598. * * * I City (pop., 2000: 113,288), western Missouri, U.S. Settled in 1827, it served as the starting point …   Universalium

  • declaration — /dek leuh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of declaring; announcement: a declaration of a dividend. 2. a positive, explicit, or formal statement; proclamation: a declaration of war. 3. something that is announced, avowed, or proclaimed. 4. a document… …   Universalium


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