adjective de·clin·a·to·ry \də̇ˈklīnəˌtōrē, dēˈ-, -ˌtȯr-, -ri\

Definition of declinatory

  1. :  containing or involving a declination a declinatory motion

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Origin and Etymology of declinatory

Medieval Latin declinatorius denying jurisdiction, from Latin declinatus + -orius -ory

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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