Statement State"ment (st[=a]t"ment), n. 1. The act of stating, reciting, or presenting, orally or on paper; as, to interrupt a speaker in the statement of his case. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is stated; a formal embodiment in language of facts or opinions; a narrative; a recital. ``Admirable perspicuity of statement.'' --Brougham. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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