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But the court here said statements by the president during the campaign were not dispositive.
The skids were further greased by the ease of accommodating feelings as dispositive in human events.
Rather, the dispositive point is that the local government conforms to the requirement that only law enforcement officers and traffic infraction enforcement officers — rather than employees of a vendor — may issue traffic citations.
The two judges who decided this case are both named Edith, which is weird, but not dispositive.
Maybe that's a smidge low, but top eight doesn't sound quite right, either, for a group whose dispositive performance virtues in Big East play were outstanding defensive rebounding and a highly favorable disparity in free throws.
Subscribe That may seem like an antiquated approach in an age of ever-improving DNA technology; some 350 men and women have now been freed thanks to its dispositive power.
Implicit in the argument in the memo is that this omission on the part of the feds about Steele, if indeed there was such an omission, was dispositive to the judge’s decision to endorse the warrant.
For me the civil rights movement was about lowering the racial identity as a dispositive feature of the human being.
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legal Definition of dispositive
- an endless variety of dispositive…pretrial motions
- —Robert Shaw-Meadow
- dispositive words in a will
- dispositive of the question
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