Declaratory [adjective]

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Sentence/Example of Declaratory:

Finally, the three first resolutions being simply declaratory, were agreed to without division.

The declaratory act was regarded as a menace, and kept alive their feelings of suspicion and irritation.

I consider the Acts I have cited rather as mere declaratory statutes, than as necessary original laws.

I was willing to vote for a declaratory resolution to quiet that apprehension.

We are now asked to give a declaratory provision on that subject—to give it in order to quiet the slave States.

One of my colleagues—Mr. Pollock—was willing to give that declaratory clause, which was necessary.

One native dissented from the report, and favored a declaratory law.

Would is sometimes employed in a declaratory sense to express a present volition, and then belongs to the indicative.

There is no subjunctive; in strictness of speech, all sentences are resolvable into distinct declaratory phrases.

They were general, and declaratory of personal rights, and in no instance restrictive of the power of the general government.