Dispositive meaning

dĭs-pŏzĭ-tĭv
That disposes of, or settles, a dispute, question, etc.; conclusive; decisive.
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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.

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Relating to or involving the distribution of property, as through a trust or will.
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Relating to or determining the outcome of a case or decision.
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Intending to or resulting in disposition (disposing of or settling a matter).
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Origin of dispositive

  • From Middle French dispositif and its source, Latin dispositus.

    From Wiktionary