American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Declarative.
- adj. Setting forth that which is the law.
- adj. Explaining a legal interpretation or right.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Making declaration, clear manifestation, or exhibition; affirmative; declarative.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Making declaration, explanation, or exhibition; making clear or manifest; affirmative; expressive.
- adj. relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration
- declare + -atory (Wiktionary)
“But what we've asked the sheriff in what we call declaratory relief is we've asked the judge to weigh in and give us an opinion, because we don't think it's correct and we don't want anymore coming out.”
“The word seemed declaratory, but it was hardly escape-proof.”
“And what Mr. Bartlit, the lawyer for the Bush campaign, is saying, look, we're protesting now because we think that they're excluding them improperly on different standards and we want you, judge, to issue what's called declaratory relief or tell the people what the standards are so that they can go back and review these ballots pursuant to these standards.”
“They were originally envisioning a-- what's known as a declaratory judgment action.”
“Privileges are to be construed according to the letter, the interpretation being neither extensive nor restrictive but purely declaratory, that is the words are to be taken only in their full and usual signification.”
“All such forgiveness of sins may be termed declaratory; the karma is exhausted, and a "knower of karma" declares the fact.”
“Some time ago I suggested that, in order to avoid "turndowns" by Picard based on improper principles (like his definition of net equity), the lawyers found by the Steering Committee should bring what is called a declaratory judgment action seeking a judicial ruling that Picard could not do what he had plainly said he is going to do and what it seems he may now have begun doing.”
“This "declaratory" approach is similar to what Justice Robert Jackson hinted that the U.S.”
“United States that were "declaratory" and announced they had a nuclear arsenal they would keep.”
“District Court Judge Nina Gershon, which reversed the act of Congress by granting both declaratory relief and a permanent injunction to ACORN.”
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