Declarative
Declarative De*clar"a*tive, a. [L. declarativus, fr. declarare: cf. F. d['e]claratif.] Making declaration, proclamation, or publication; explanatory; assertive; declaratory. ``Declarative laws.'' --Baker. [1913 Webster]

The ``vox populi,'' so declarative on the same side. --Swift. [1913 Webster]


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