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1Relating to or bringing about the settlement of an issue or the disposition of property.‘such litigation will rarely be dispositive of any question’
- ‘That does not seem a terribly precise point of law dispositive of anything, does it?’
- ‘For them, the original understanding is either always dispositive, or creates a strong presumption that can only be overcome by very powerful arguments.’
- ‘Whether there was a prior inconsistent agreement is in my view clearly a genuine issue of material fact requiring trial and is dispositive of the summary judgment motion.’
- ‘How the authority perceived the terms of that document cannot be dispositive, or even relevant, if its perception involved an error of law.’
- ‘The legal categorisation of the claim cannot be dispositive in itself.’
- ‘Such similar results are interesting, I suppose, but hardly theologically dispositive.’
- ‘Clearly, that is right, but it does not seem to me to be dispositive of the claim.’
- ‘Dignity has a wonderful resonance, but it draws its historical strength from particular theological commitments that Kass seems to realize no longer have dispositive force in our pluralistic culture.’
- ‘Those allegations, if proven, will be helpful in providing severity or pervasiveness - as is the fact that Hayut was majoring in the subject the professor taught - but they will still not be dispositive.’
- ‘They fall short of providing clear guidance dispositive of the myriad factual situations that arise.’
- ‘The silence of the record is deafening and dispositive.’
- ‘For example, the parties might agree that discovery be limited, that a few representative claims be tried, and that certain dispositive issues be tried first.’
- ‘But neither factor is dispositive.’
- ‘Like the trial court, we, too, find the case of California Medical, supra, 79 Cal.App.4th 542 applicable and dispositive to the issue raised on appeal.’
- ‘Sure price is a big factor, but it is not the only one, and often not the dispositive one.’
- ‘And the Divine Right of Kings is generally not considered to be a uniquely dispositive reason for the monarchial system.’
- ‘Neither opposing principle is dispositive of any individual case.’
- ‘The Judge returned to this point when dealing with biological plausibility under the Bradford-Hill criteria, but as my Lord has pointed out he did not regard Professor Seaton's conclusion as at all dispositive.’
- ‘If so, the location of the dropstones might be dispositive.’
- ‘Often, the notes achieve a dispositive characteristic for the fact finder where facts are in dispute.’
- 1.1 Dealing with the disposition of property by deed or will.‘the testator had to make his signature after making the dispositive provisions’
- ‘First registration has no dispositive effect (that is, it does not transfer an estate); it merely records the state of the title already held by the applicant.’
- ‘One of my clients, for example, was concerned about the dispositive provisions of an irrevocable life insurance trust he established 10 years ago.’
- ‘I am not going to deal with the Part 8 application because even if I find that, in Law, the Wife is entitled to receive her marriage portion, I am able to adjust that sum using my dispositive powers under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973.’
- 1.2 Dealing with the settling of international conflicts by an agreed disposition of disputed territories.‘a peace settlement in the nature of a dispositive treaty’
- ‘The criterion for the category of dispositive treaties is evidently an elusive one.’
- ‘Because adjudication is dispositive the attitude of states towards compulsory jurisdiction is conspicuously ambivalent.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘contributory, conducive’): from Old French, or from medieval Latin dispositivus, from Latin disposit- ‘arranged, disposed’, from the verb disponere (see dispose).
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