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synonyms for declaratory

  • demonstrative
  • descriptive
  • enunciatory
  • explanatory
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How to use declaratory in a sentence

Finally, the three first resolutions being simply declaratory, were agreed to without division.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
The declaratory act was regarded as a menace, and kept alive their feelings of suspicion and irritation.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
I consider the Acts I have cited rather as mere declaratory statutes, than as necessary original laws.
CALVERT AND PENNBRANTZ MAYER
I was willing to vote for a declaratory resolution to quiet that apprehension.
A REPORT OF THE DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS IN THE SECRET SESSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE CONVENTIONLUCIUS EUGENE CHITTENDEN
We are now asked to give a declaratory provision on that subject—to give it in order to quiet the slave States.
A REPORT OF THE DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS IN THE SECRET SESSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE CONVENTIONLUCIUS EUGENE CHITTENDEN
One of my colleagues—Mr. Pollock—was willing to give that declaratory clause, which was necessary.
A REPORT OF THE DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS IN THE SECRET SESSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE CONVENTIONLUCIUS EUGENE CHITTENDEN
One native dissented from the report, and favored a declaratory law.
GREATER BRITAINCHARLES WENTWORTH DILKE
Would is sometimes employed in a declaratory sense to express a present volition, and then belongs to the indicative.
DISSERTATION ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGENOAH WEBSTER, JR.
There is no subjunctive; in strictness of speech, all sentences are resolvable into distinct declaratory phrases.
DISSERTATION ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGENOAH WEBSTER, JR.
They were general, and declaratory of personal rights, and in no instance restrictive of the power of the general government.
ALBERT GALLATINJOHN AUSTIN STEVENS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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