• WordNet 3.6
    • adj declaratory relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Declaratory Making declaration, explanation, or exhibition; making clear or manifest; affirmative; expressive; as, a clause declaratory of the will of the legislature.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • declaratory Making declaration, clear manifestation, or exhibition; affirmative; declarative.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Declaratory explanatory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. déclaratoire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. déclarer, from L. declarāre, -ātumde, wholly, clarus, clear.


In literature:

A "Declaratory Statement" was drawn up of the sense in which, while retaining the Standards, the Church understood them.
"Principal Cairns" by John Cairns
The Declaratory Act of George I. was then repealed by the English Parliament.
"The Story Of Ireland" by Emily Lawless
The Declaratory Act was passed.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
Declaratory Act of George I, 74, 229.
"Is Ulster Right?" by Anonymous
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
Mr. Redstone's preemption declaratory statement was filed April 6, 1889, and alleged settlement upon the same day.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
He did this when he passed the Declaratory Act.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Most of them, it will be seen, are merely declaratory and restrictive.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
On the contrary, it accompanied the repeal with a Declaratory Act.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
The theory or declaratory form of our Government stands out, boldly and distinctly, as that of the highest order.
"Continental Monthly, Volume 5, Issue 4" by Various
No doubt whatever existed as to the intention of the repeal of the Declaratory Law.
"Memoirs of the Courts and Cabinets of George the Third" by The Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
Declaratory Act, 224, 225.
"Beginnings of the American People" by Carl Lotus Becker
We have come here to give the slave States a declaratory exposition of our views.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Here we join issue with our objectors and stand by this declaratory law.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
She believed that a long epistle declaratory of her everlasting but unfortunate attachment would frighten him.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Like human law, human poetry is simply declaratory.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
This, like all other declaratory acts of the same kind, was only an assertion not affecting the question of right.
"Peace with Mexico" by Albert Gallatin
Brief declaratory of the nullity of the profession of a monk or a nun, one hundred livres.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
They had obtained in this period but one legislative measure of importance, the late declaratory act against monopolies.
"Constitutional History of England, Vol 1 of 3" by Henry Hallam
In the declaratory, religious form, the New Testament is a sufficient example of this doctrine.
"The Church of St. Bunco" by Gordon Clark

In news:

Where a single justice denied a prison inmate's request for declaratory and related relief, the justice's order should be affirmed on the ground that the inmate's right to petition the government was not infringed.
The trustee for the creditors asked in a Friday filing for a declaratory judgment stating that net sewer revenues belong to the bondholders.
DNR Issues Declaratory Ruling on Sporting Swine.
The DNR has just issued a declaratory ruling on how they will determine what defines a prohibited invasive swine.
Declaratory action, Michael Schmidt, Nathan Peplinski, Reed et al.
It also issued a declaratory judgment and injunction against FSSA because the agency had, in violation of federal law governing SNAP, utilized a "failure to cooperate" standard as opposed to a "refusal to cooperate" standard.
While his complaint doesn't expressly seek a declaratory judgment on the question of insurance coverage, the assertion of a specific theory in a complaint isn't required under notice pleading , wrote Najam in Jason Tye Myers v Charles R.
A nuclear posture is just that -- a declaratory policy designed to make the other guy think twice.
Plaintiffs filed declaratory judgment action seeking declaration that Illinois education funding statute violates equal protection clause of Illinois constitution.
Superior Court Judge Lydia Villarreal denied a petition for writ of mandate and complaint for declaratory relief filed against the city by Friends of Point Pinos and Jim and Lee Willoughby.
The circuit court incorrectly ruled that it lacked jurisdiction over an insurer's declaratory action against a school district.
On April 5, 2012, Sprint filed a petition for declaratory ruling raising a number of issues concerning the applicability of tariffed access rates to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)-originated calls.