expository statute
A law executed to explain the actual meaning and intent of a previously enacted statute.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


expository statute
A law executed to explain the actual meaning and intent of a previously enacted statute.

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  • expository statute — A statute which does not purport or attempt to amend an existing statute, but which provides a rule or manner for its construction or interpretation. Lindsay v United States Sav. & Loan Co. 120 Ala 156, 24 So 171 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • expository statute — A law that is enacted to explain the meaning of a previously enacted law. Such statutes are often expressed thus: The true intent and meaning of an act passed be and is hereby declared to be ; the provisions of the act shall not hereafter extend… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • statute — A formal written enactment of a legislative body, whether federal, state, city, or county. An act of the legislature declaring, commanding, or prohibiting something; a particular law enacted and established by the will of the legislative… …   Black's law dictionary

  • declaratory statute — One enacted for the purpose of removing doubts or putting an end to conflicting decisions in regard to what the law is in relation to a particular matter. It may either be expressive of the common law, 1 Bl.Comm. 86; In re Ungaro s Will, 88… …   Black's law dictionary

  • declaratory statute — One enacted for the purpose of removing doubts or putting an end to conflicting decisions in regard to what the law is in relation to a particular matter. It may either be expressive of the common law, 1 Bl.Comm. 86; In re Ungaro s Will, 88… …   Black's law dictionary

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