Definition of determinative in English:


Line breaks: de|ter¦mina|tive
Pronunciation: /dɪˈtəːmɪnətɪv


[predic.] chiefly Law
  • Serving to define, qualify, or direct: the employer’s view is not determinative of the issue
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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