declarative

[dih-klar-uh-tiv]
adjective
serving to declare, make known, or explain: a declarative statement.
Also, declaratory [dih-klar-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] .


Origin:
1530–40; < Latin dēclārātīvus explanatory, equivalent to dēclārāt(us) (see declaration) + -īvus -ive

declaratively, adverb
nondeclarative, adjective
nondeclaratively, adverb
nondeclaratory, adjective
undeclarative, adjective
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declarative (dɪˈklærətɪv)
 
adj
making or having the nature of a declaration
 
de'claratively
 
adv

declaratory (dɪˈklærətərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
1.  another word for declarative
2.  law
 a.  (of a statute) stating the existing law on a particular subject; explanatory
 b.  (of a decree or judgment) stating the rights of the parties without specifying the action to be taken
 
de'claratorily
 
adv

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declarative
1530s, from Fr. déclaratif, from L. declarativus, from pp. stem of declarare (see declare).
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Example sentences
The first thing that strikes one about no-first-use is that it belongs to the declaratory school of diplomacy.
No action or proceeding is open to objection on the ground that a declaratory judgment or decree is prayed for under this chapter.
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