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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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Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts jumped to his feet, declaring that he "never expected to hear, in a republic, a motion to empower the Executive alone to declare war."
Notwithstanding our reticence to declare war formally, the international community has adopted protocols and conditions that justify the use of armed force by one nation against another.
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.
In the second place, Ecakmak maintained that according to Turkish constitutional law, the sole authority that can declare war on another state is Parliament, adding that most of the motions approved by Parliament are to send Turkish troops abroad on missions that are in line with the norms of international law.
Paul admitted that the president does need the consent of Congress to declare war, but did say, "If battleships are off our shore, an imminent attack, the president has an obligation to respond."
Notably, some AntiFederalists, although generally critical of the scope of the President's powers under the Constitution, advanced the opposite criticism of the Declare War Clause, faulting it for concentrating power in Congress.
The Senate's published precedents do not suggest that a measure proposing to declare war or authorize the use of force, if considered outside the framework of the War Powers Resolution, would be immune from the potentially laborious process to which other bills and joint resolutions are subject (except those that benefit from special expedited procedures under rule-making statutes).
"It is not possible for us to declare war against Israel for this reason, neither it is a right move," Arinc told the state-run TRT channel.
While Palin said Obama could "declare war on Iran," no U.S.
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." He added that the Arab and Muslim nations had lost confidence and surrendered to international powers.
"If we declare war on terrorism, it would never end, rather it would increase.
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.