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declaratory

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adjective de·clar·a·to·ry \-ə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of declaratory

  1. 1 :  serving to declare, set forth, or explain

  2. 2 a :  declaring what is the existing law <declaratory statute> b :  declaring a legal right or interpretation <a declaratory judgment>




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declaratory

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adjective de·clar·a·to·ry \di-ˈklar-ə-ˌtōr-ē\

Legal Definition of declaratory

  1. :  serving to declare, set forth, or explain: as a :  declaring what is the existing law b :  declaring a legal right or interpretation <declaratory relief> — see also declaratory judgment at judgment 1a




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