- serving to declare, make known, or explain: a declarative statement.
Also de·clar·a·to·ry [dih-klar-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈklær əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Origin of declarative
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- making or having the nature of a declaration
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Word Origin and History for non-declarative
mid-15c., from French déclaratif and directly from Late Latin declarativus, from past participle stem of Latin declarare (see declare).
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