- serving to declare, make known, or explain: a declarative statement.
Origin of declarative
Examples from the Web for declaratory
The declaratory act was passed to save the dignity of parliament.The Political History of England - Vol. X.
One native dissented from the report, and favored a declaratory law.Greater Britain
Charles Wentworth Dilke
On the contrary, it accompanied the repeal with a Declaratory Act.History of the United States
Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
It is declaratory and follows the form of a poem, not an argument.Children of the Market Place
Edgar Lee Masters
In the declaratory, religious form, the New Testament is a sufficient example of this doctrine.The Church of St. Bunco
- another word for declarative
- (of a statute) stating the existing law on a particular subject; explanatory
- (of a decree or judgment) stating the rights of the parties without specifying the action to be taken
- making or having the nature of a declaration
Word Origin and History for declaratory
mid-15c., from Medieval Latin declaratorius, from Latin declarator, from declarare (see declare).
mid-15c., from French déclaratif and directly from Late Latin declarativus, from past participle stem of Latin declarare (see declare).