Relating to or determining the outcome of a case or decision.
That disposes of, or settles, a dispute, question, etc.; conclusive; decisive.
Webster's New World
Relating to or involving the distribution of property, as through a trust or will.
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.
Intending to or resulting in disposition (disposing of or settling a matter).
Origin of Dispositive
From Middle French dispositif and its source, Latin dispositus.
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