declaratory judgment

Definition of "declaratory judgment"
  1. A court ruling in civil cases that clarifies the legal rights and obligations of the parties without assigning penalties or orders
How to use "declaratory judgment" in a sentence
  1. The court provided a declaratory judgment, clarifying the rights each party held regarding the property dispute.
  2. Seeking a declaratory judgment can help prevent future legal disputes by defining the responsibilities of each party.
  3. His lawyer advised him to seek a declaratory judgment to understand his legal rights in the contract negotiation.

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