The declaratory act was passed to save the dignity of parliament.
It is declaratory and follows the form of a poem, not an argument.
This, like all other declaratory acts of the same kind, was only an assertion not affecting the question of right.
In the declaratory, religious form, the New Testament is a sufficient example of this doctrine.
We are now asked to give a declaratory provision on that subject—to give it in order to quiet the slave States.
The primitive forms of absolution, when confession was made to a priest, were precatory rather than declaratory.
I was willing to vote for a declaratory resolution to quiet that apprehension.
The third series was declaratory of the duty of Congress to the loyal citizens in the rebel States.
This is of a declaratory nature, and recites that they are already contrary to the ancient and fundamental laws of the realm.
No doubt whatever existed as to the intention of the repeal of the declaratory Law.
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin declaratorius, from Latin declarator, from declarare (see declare).