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  1. dis·pos·i·tive
    IPA[dəˈspäzədiv]
  2. adjective

    • 1. relating to or bringing about the settlement of an issue or the disposition of property:

      such litigation will rarely be dispositive of any question
    • 2. dealing with the disposition of property by deed or will:

      the testator had to make his signature after making the dispositive provisions
    • 3. dealing with the settling of international conflicts by an agreed disposition of disputed territories:

      a peace settlement in the nature of a dispositive treaty
    • adjective

      relating to or bringing about the settlement of an issue or the disposition of property:

      (in Scots and US law) dealing with the disposition of property by deed or will:

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