adjective[predic.] chiefly Law
- Serving to define, qualify, or direct: the employer’s view is not determinative of the issueMore example sentences
- I do not consider the stipulated qualifications of the arbitrator to be a determinative indicator that the plaintiff's claims were not intended for arbitration.
- It is in the context of determining the scope of its own jurisdiction that a court will often make determinative findings in respect of the scope of the arbitration agreement.
- As so often, practical considerations of what a tribunal is prepared to infer as to a defendant's state of mind may be more determinative than fine matters of principle of what one legal concept adds to another.
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- another term for determiner.More example sentences
- But ‘this’ is a determinative, not an adjective, and it functions as a determiner in cases of the sort in question, it doesn't function attributively.
- In this stage a determinative, especially a semantic determinative, is added to a graph to classify the meanings among the words.
More definitions of determinativeDefinition of determinative in:
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