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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

declaratory relief
n.
   a judge's determination (called a "declaratory judgment") of the parties' rights under a contract or a statute often requested (prayed for) in a lawsuit over a contract. The theory is that an early resolution of legal rights will resolve some or all of the other issues in the matter.
   See also: declaratory judgment

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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