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statutory declaration Line breaks: statu|tory dec¦lar|ation

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Definition of statutory declaration in English:

noun

Law
A prescribed declaration, made under statutory authority, which may in certain cases be substituted for a statement on oath.
Example sentences
  • In the absence of a marriage certificate a statutory declaration relating to the marriage was sought.
  • Currently, if someone dies, a close relative such as a child or parent can go to a solicitor and get a statutory declaration confirming their relationship with the deceased.
  • Where the proceeds are more than that, they will usually require a statutory declaration, countersigned by a JP or solicitor.

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