Definition of determinative
: having power or tendency to determine : tending to fix, settle, or define something <regard experiments as determinative of the principles from which deductions could be made — S. F. Mason>
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Legal Definition of determinative
: having the power or tendency to determine <a fact determinative of the issue>
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