- The definition of dispositive refers to something that settles a conflict or resolves a situation once and for all.
An example of dispositive is a decision by the Supreme Court on a controversial case.
dispositive definition by Webster's New World
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that disposes of, or settles, a dispute, question, etc.; conclusive; decisive
dispositive definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Relating to or having an effect on disposition or settlement, especially of a legal case or will.