declinature

noun
de·​clin·​a·​ture | \-nəchə(r)\
plural -s

Definition of declinature 

1 Scots law : a plea denying jurisdiction

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History and Etymology for declinature

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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