state·ment n
1 a: an official or formal report or declaration
a statement of policy
b: an oral or written assertion (as by a witness) or conduct intended as an assertion see also hearsay, prior consistent statement, prior inconsistent statement
2: a financial record or accounting

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun account, affidavit, affirmation, announcement, assertion, asseveration, averment, avowal, claim, comment, declaration, deposition, detailed account, dictum, enumeration, exclamation, explanation, exposition, manifesto, narrative, observation, prepared announcement, prepared text, pronouncement, recapitulation, recital, recitation, remark, report, story, summary, testimony, utterance associated concepts: statement of claim, statement of defense, statement of particulars II index account (evaluation), acknowledgment (avowal), admission (disclosure), affidavit, affirmation, allegation, amount (sum), assertion, attestation, avowal, bill (invoice), budget, caption, census, certification (attested copy), claim (assertion), comment, confession, declaration, dictum, disclosure (something disclosed), dispatch (message), dun, expression (comment), invoice (bill), issuance, ledger, mention (reference), note (brief comment), notice (announcement), notification, observation, postulate, proclamation, profession (declaration), pronouncement, prospectus, publication (disclosure), recital, remark, rendition (explication), report (detailed account), resolution (formal statement), speech, suggestion, testimony, title (division)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

A written or verbal expression of some fact or belief; an assertion or allegation made by a witness. See also opening statement, prior inconsistent statement

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

n. A declaration of fact or an allegation by a witness; a piece of sworn testimony.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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