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Wordnet 3.0


1. relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration;
[syn: declarative, declaratory, asserting(a)]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Declaratory \De*clar"a*to*ry\, a. [Cf. F. d['e]claratoire.] Making declaration, explanation, or exhibition; making clear or manifest; affirmative; expressive; as, a clause declaratory of the will of the legislature. [1913 Webster] Declaratory act (Law), an act or statute which sets forth more clearly, and declares what is, the existing law. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

declaratory adj 1: relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration [syn: declarative, declaratory, asserting(a)] [ant: interrogative, interrogatory]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

DECLARATORY. Something which explains, or ascertains what before was uncertain or doubtful; as a declaratory statute, which is one passed to put an end to a doubt as to what the law is, and which declares what it is, and what it has been. 1 Bl. Com. 86.