plural -s
Scots law : a plea denying jurisdiction

Word History


alteration (influenced by -ure) of earlier declinatour, from declinatour, adjective, denying jurisdiction, from Middle English (Scots), modification of Medieval Latin declinatorius

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“Declinature.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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