declaratory judgment

noun Law.
a judgment that merely decides the rights of parties in a given transaction, situation, or dispute but does not order any action or award damages. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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York next sought from the district court a declaratory judgment that the loss was not covered.
It was also not until the hearing that she challenged, for the first time, the propriety of a declaratory judgment in this case.
We find that appellant's declaratory judgment action was properly dismissed.
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