declaratory declaratory  /dɪ ˈklɛ rə ˌtɔ ri/


  • (adj) relating to the use of or having the nature of a declaration



  1. Soviet declaratory doctrine, by contrast, is an auxiliary to propaganda and diplomacy.
  2. The Finkbines joined Hospital Administrator Stephen Morris in asking Superior Court for a declaratory judgment to bar any legal reprisals.
  3. The committee on Jurisprudence took a firm stand against further limitations on the powers of the Federal courts; also advocated legislation providing for declaratory judgments.


  1. In Patent Dispute, Tesla Plays Offense

    Faced with a demand letter claiming patent infringement, the electric carmaker's in-house lawyers moved for declaratory judgment.
    on June 15, 2013     Source:

  2. Winter Haven CPA/Attorney Uncovers Tax Error Worth Millions to Citizens

    WINTER HAVEN, Fla., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- J. Kelly Kennedy, a Winter Haven Attorney and Certified Public Accountant, filed a declaratory action against the Polk County Property Tax Appraiser's ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. In a White House statement, Obama said the United States is "further emphasizing the importance of nations meeting their Non-Proliferation Treaty and nuclear non-proliferation obligations through our declaratory policy."
    on Apr 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Xinhua

  2. "Mr. McMaster's repeated threats of criminal prosecution should we refuse to shut down Craigslist for South Carolina have left us little choice but to seek declaratory relief before the court," Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster said Wednesday on his...
    on May 21, 2009 By: Jim Buckmaster Source: Boston Herald

  3. Here is what he said, as reported by the Congressional Globe: "This amendment which I have offered is simply declaratory of what I regard as the law of the land already, that every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Jacob M. Howard Source: Arizona Republic

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