Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to declination; characterized by declining; intimating refusal.
  • noun Same as declinator, 1.
  • noun An excuse or plea for declining.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Containing or involving a declination or refusal, as of submission to a charge or sentence.
  • adjective (O. Eng. Law) the plea of sanctuary or of benefit of clergy, before trial or conviction; -- now abolished.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Containing or involving a declination or refusal, as of submission to a charge or sentence.

Etymologies

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Latin declinatorius, from Latin declinare: compare French déclinatoire.

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