La palabra del día: Declaración

Feminine noun. From the Latin declaratio, action and effect of making something clear.
In Legal Spanish, a declaración is a formal statement made by a person with legal effects, especially if made by the parties, witnesses or experts in a process. E.g: La abogada leyó en voz alta las declaraciones de la testigo: The lawyer read out the witness’s depositions.
The verb is declarar, the adjective declarativo/a/s and the person (noun) el/la declarante. dc