declarator

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declarator

in Scotland, an order of court declaring a party's rights. It cannot be sought as an academic exercise - there must be some real dispute. It is frequently sought as a preliminary to interdict.
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A woman or man could raise an action for declarator of marriage in order to prove a valid marriage (an obverse action, a declarator of freedom and putting to silence, could be raised to prevent someone from claiming to be a spouse).

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