Definition of Declaratory

1. Adjective. Relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration.




Definition of Declaratory

1. a. Making declaration, explanation, or exhibition; making clear or manifest; affirmative; expressive; as, a clause declaratory of the will of the legislature.

Definition of Declaratory

1. Adjective. Serving to declare or explain ¹

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Definition of Declaratory

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Declaratory

declarant
declarants
declaration
declaration of estimated tax
declaration of war
declarations
declarative
declarative memory
declarative mood
declarative sentence
declaratively
declarativity
declarator
declaratorily
declarators
declaratory (current term)
declaratory judgment
declaratory judgments
declaratory sentence
declare
declare oneself
declare war
declared
declaredly
declaredness
declarement
declarements
declarer
declarers
declares

Literary usage of Declaratory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Statutes and Statutory Construction: Including a Discussion of Legislative by Jabez Gridley Sutherland (1904)
"329 (200). declaratory statutes.— A declaratory act was originally one declaratory of the common law; such statutes were made, ..."

2. Handbook on the Construction and Interpretation of the Laws by Henry Campbell Black (1911)
"declaratory Statutes Not Retrospective. 182. Construction of declaratory Acts. ... A declaratory or expository statute is one passed with the purpose of ..."

3. A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative by Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1888)
"declaratory Statutes. [* 93] Legislation is either introductory of new rules, or it is declaratory of existing rules. " A declaratory statute is one which i ..."

4. Select Charters and Other Documents Illustrative of American History, 1606-1775 by William MacDonald (1899)
"declaratory Act March 18, 1766 THE first legislative protest against the Stamp ... A resolution declaratory of the right of Parliament to tax the colonies, ..."

5. The Constitutional Law of the United States by Westel Woodbury Willoughby (1910)
"declaratory and Retroactive Legislation. The foregoing distinctions support the doctrines that have been established with reference to the legislative ..."

6. Documentary Source Book of American History by William MacDonald (1916)
"declaratory Act March 18, 1766 THE first legislative protest against the Stamp ... A resolution declaratory of the right of Parliament to tax the colonies, ..."

7. Documentary Source Book of American History, 1606-1913 by William MacDonald (1916)
"declaratory Act March 18, 1766 THE first legislative protest against the Stamp Act ... The repeal bill and the declaratory bill passed the Commons March 4, ..."

8. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"Statutes also are either declaratory of the common law, or remedial of some ... declaratory, where the old custom of the kingdom is almost fallen into ..."

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