Declaratory act

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Related to Declaratory act: Townshend Acts, Townshend Revenue Act
(Law) an act or statute which sets forth more clearly, and declares what is, the existing law.

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Entrepreneurship should be a voluntary and declaratory act in a market where self-regulation is made only by competition away from administrative control and prior authorizations.
I feel that an overture like this cannot or should not become a declaratory act unless there is a strong and very thorough theological foundation for it," he said.
Proceedings were interrupted by Queensland's Declaratory Act 1985, which provided that any pre-existing rights or claims in the Murray Islands were extinguished when the islands became part of Queensland on annexation in 1879.
91) and, as noted above, attempts by the State of Queensland to strangle the legal action in its infancy with the Declaratory Act 1985.
Chapter two covers the Anglo-American debate over Grenville's attempts to tax the colonists in the Sugar and Stamp Acts and Parliament's assertion of its sovereignty in the Declaratory Act.
The spokesman said PfP was neither an international organisation nor a treaty of alliance: "It is rather a NATO programme, as the PfP's declaratory act states.
The British insisted that Parliament had the right to legislate for the colonists "in all cases whatsoever," as the Declaratory Act of 1766 stated.
The precipitating issue was the Declaratory Act of 1892 by which the Free Church attached clarifying language to the seventeenth-century Westminster Confession as a way of relieving the plight of those whose scruples no longer permitted easy subscription to that early formulation of Calvinism.
While the passage of the Declaratory Act was actually intended as a moderate, reconciling document, the most rigid conservatives did not see it as such.
The same day the tax was repealed, Parliament passed the Declaratory Act, asserting that the British government had the right to make any laws it wished concerning the American colonies.
Parliament passed the Declaratory Act stating that Parliament had the power to pass laws binding the colonies.