declaratory

adjective de·clar·a·to·ry \ -ə-ˌtȯr-ē \
|Updated on: 20 Jul 2018

Definition of declaratory

1 : serving to declare, set forth, or explain
2 a : declaring what is the existing law
  • declaratory statute
b : declaring a legal right or interpretation
  • a declaratory judgment

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First Known Use of declaratory

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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declaratory

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

legal Definition of declaratory

: 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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