dispositive

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adjective dis·pos·i·tive \di-ˈspä-zə-tiv\

Definition of dispositive

  1. :  directed toward or effecting disposition (as of a case) dispositive evidence

Circa 1618

First Known Use of dispositive

circa 1618


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dispositive

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adjective dis·pos·i·tive \dis-ˈpä-zə-tiv\

Legal Definition of dispositive

  1. 1 :  directed toward or effecting a disposition (as of a case) an endless variety of dispositive…pretrial motions — Robert Shaw-Meadow

  2. 2 :  relating to a disposition of property dispositive words in a will

  3. 3 :  providing a final resolution (as of an issue) :  having control over an outcome dispositive of the question

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