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Declaratory Act Explained

Declaratory Act at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Declaration by the British Parliament that accompanied repeal of the Stamp Act. It stated that Parliament's authority was the same in America as in Britain and asserted Parliament's authority to make laws binding on the Amer. colonies.

Declaratory act at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Declaratory \De*clar"a*to*ry\, a. [Cf. F. d['e]claratoire.]
Making declaration, explanation, or exhibition; making clear
or manifest; affirmative; expressive; as, a clause
declaratory of the will of the legislature.

{Declaratory act} (Law), an act or statute which sets forth
more clearly, and declares what is, the existing law.