Definition of statement
- monuments are statements in form and space
- —O. B. Hardison, Jr.
His office issued an official statement concerning his departure.
This is his first public statement about the investigation.
I disagree with your earlier statement about my record on this issue.
The advertisement included misleading statements about the product.
The police took the witness's statement.
We have a signed statement from a witness.
The boycott was intended as a political statement.
We'll need to review your recent financial statements.
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: something that you say or write in a formal or official way : something that is stated
: an opinion, attitude, etc., that you express through the things you do, the way you dress, etc.
: a document which shows amounts of money that you have received, spent, etc. : a brief record of a financial account
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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