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Declare

To authorize or announce a dividend. A publicly-traded company that declares a dividend binds itself with an obligation to later pay that same dividend to shareholders. See also: Declaration date, Ex-dividend date.

declare

To authorize a dividend formally.
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He denied presence of any Sudanese rebel groups within his country's territory, considering Khartoum's accusations nothing but a pretext to declare war against a sovereign state.
It should go without saying that the Americans resisted the temptation to declare war on "bombing" in response.
On Friday, Paul was responding to a question from an Iowa voter who asked the Texas Congressman whether he could conceive of a situation where he would preemptively declare war on a country.
2) Congressionalists argue that the original understanding of the Declare War Clause required Congress to authorize all acts of war, except those in response to a sudden attack.
In examining debates over the role of declarations of war in recent conflicts involving the United States, Saikrishna Prakash has proposed that there are three different approaches for understanding what declarations of war entail in the US constitution: a categorical theory that states that the authority to declare war includes the power to control all decisions to enter war, a pragmatic theory that proposes that such power may be made unnecessary by an act of war in itself against the United States, and a formalist theory that holds that the power of declaring war constitutes only a formal implementation of executive power to conduct war.
ANKARA, May 31, 2010 (TUR) -- The Turkish acting prime minister said on Monday that no one should expect Turkey to declare war against Israel.
In the front-page analysis as to what the political platform of the Albanian parties in Macedonia is, Mirka Velinovska says that the militant Albanian criminals that issued a communique a day after the statement of the four ambassadors are ready in the name of the Euro-Atlantic future to declare war on the country that is reintegrating them and acquitting them even of war crimes.
In a February 7 interview with "Fox News Sunday," the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee said, "Say he decided to declare war on Iran or to really come out and do whatever he could to support Israel, which I would like him to do, .
Summary: Senior Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah on Sunday urged all Arab Muslim and non-Muslim parties to fight against Israel, saying that when the enemy launched a war against Palestine and the Arab world, "it was only legal to declare war back.
If we declare war on terrorism, it would never end, rather it would increase.
Who do we declare war on now that the Poles have done the same to us?
Parliament has been consulted but it has never expressly claimed the right to declare war (or its equivalent), or to say when it has ended, or how it shall be conducted.