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statement

noun account, affidavit, affirmation, announcement, assertion, asseveration, averment, avowal, claim, comment, declaration, deposition, detailed account, dictum, enumeration, exclamation, explanation, manifesto, narrative, observation, prepared announcement, prepared text, pronouncement, recital, recitation, remark, report, story, summary, testimony, utterance
Associated concepts: statement of claim, statement of deeense, statement of particulars
See also: account, acknowledgment, admission, allegation, amount, assertion, attestation, avowal, bill, budget, caption, census, certification, claim, comment, confession, declaration, dictum, disclosure, dispatch, division, dun, expression, invoice, issuance, ledger, mention, message, note, notice, notification, observation, postulate, proclamation, profession, pronouncement, prospectus, publication, recital, reference, remark, rendition, report, resolution, speech, suggestion, sum, testimony, title

STATEMENT, pleading and in practice. In the courts of Pennsylvania, by the act to regulate arbitrations and proceedings in courts of justice, passed March 21, 1806, 4 Smith's Laws of Penn. 828, it is enacted, "that in all cases where a suit may be brought in any court of record for the recovery of any debt founded on a verbal promise, book account, note, bond, penal or single bill, or all or any of them, and which from the amount thereof may not be cognizable before a justice of the peace, it shall be the duty of the plaintiff, either by himself, his agent or attorney, to file in the office of the prothonotary a statement of his, her or their demand, on or before the third day of the term to which the process issued is returnable, particularly specifying the date of the promise, book account, note, bond, penal or single bill or all or any of them, on which the demand is founded, and the whole amount which he, she, or they believe is justly due to him, her or them from the defendant."
     2. This statement stands in the place of a declaration, and is not restricted to any particular form; 3 Serg. & Rawle, 406; it is an immethodical declaration, stating in substance the time of the contract, the sum, and on what founded, with (what is an important principle in a statement, 6 Serg. & Rawle, 21,) a certificate of the belief of the plaintiff or his agent, of what is really due. Serg. & Rawle, 28. See 6 Serg. & Rawle, 53; 8 Serg. & Rawle, 567; 2 Serg. & Rawle, 537; 2 Browne's R. 40; 8 Serg. & R. 316.

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This statement will do at least to set against Buffon's account of this part of the world and its productions.
If counsel for the defense chose to let the statement stand so, he would not call him to the witness stand.
Then Huckleberry and Tom stood dumb and star- ing, and heard the stony-hearted liar reel off his se- rene statement, they expecting every moment that the clear sky would deliver God's lightnings upon his head, and wondering to see how long the stroke was delayed.
There seemed nothing humorous about this reply, which was merely the statement of a fact, but an irrepressible titter ran through the school.
The good Irishman seemed to be deeply af- fected by the statement.
Elinor was grateful for the attention, but it could not alter her design; and their mother's concurrence being readily gained, every thing relative to their return was arranged as far as it could be;-- and Marianne found some relief in drawing up a statement of the hours that were yet to divide her from Barton.
Lloyd; I shall write to him; if his reply agrees with your statement, you shall be publicly cleared from every imputation; to me, Jane, you are clear now.
I ran and peeped, for form's sake, into Isabella's room; confirming, when I returned, the servant's statement.
A false statement, on the stranger's part, without any intelligible reason for making it?
So very great is the improvement Time has brought about in such habits, that a moderate statement of the quantity of wine and punch which one man would swallow in the course of a night, without any detriment to his reputation as a perfect gentleman, would seem, in these days, a ridiculous exaggeration.
Then a statement, somewhat in detail, of a course to be pursued, seemed fitting and proper.
I heard your challenge to the creature you call Tars Tarkas, and I think I understand your position among these people, but what I cannot fathom is your statement that you are not of Barsoom.