Declaratory act

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

See also: Declaratory

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And, other Calvinist groups in Britain, North America, and Australia managed to pass similar Declaratory Acts without schism.
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.