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Derived from or contingent upon the mutual agreement of the parties, as opposed to that created by or dependent upon a statute or other act of the law.

A conventional home mortgage is one in which the interest rate is agreed upon by the parties to it: the borrower and the lender.


adjective acceptable, accepted, accustomed, approved, classical, common, conformable, conforming, conforming to accepted standards, established, established by general consent, familiar, fitting, fixed, general, habitual, in established usage, long-established, natural, normal, of long standdng, ordinary, orthodox, permanent, prevalent, regular, routine, standard, time-honored, tradition-bound, typical, usual, widely used, wonted
Associated concepts: conventional interest, conventional life estate, conventional mortgage, conventional obligation, conventional sequestration, conventional subrogation, connentional trust
See also: accustomed, average, boiler plate, common, current, customary, familiar, formal, household, mundane, nondescript, normal, ordinary, orthodox, popular, prevailing, prevalent, proper, regular, right, routine, standard, standing, suitable, traditional, trite, typical, uniform, usual

HEIR, CONVENTIONAL, civil law. A conventional heir is one who takes a succession by virtue of a contract; for example, a marriage contract, which entitles the heir to the succession.

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But by sliding it in the back door, so to speak, conventionalists (whether wittingly or not) have until recently tricked psi proponents into implicitly accepting the dichotomy as well, to the detriment of their own position.
16) Hence it is not surprising that despite the frequent descriptions of Friedman as an instrumentalist, others describe him instead as a conventionalist, a falsificationist or a verificationist (see Stanley |1985~), while in their masterly discussion of Friedman's methodology Hirsch and de Marchi consider him a Deweyite pragmatist.
In conventionalist terms, this history illustrates two technologies--one medical and one social--co-evolving.
After Kant rocketed Method into broader circulation, conventionalists like Mach, Duhem, and Poincare tried to cut it down to size.
Policy makers in the qualitative movement are conventionalists in their educational orientation.
His philosophical procedure is rooted in conventionalism, which implies that those who accept his aesthetics are necessarily conventionalists.
The tradition in the United States is thus a tradition of the written Constitution, which is why all good American Burkeans ought to be textualists and not conventionalists or common law constitutionalists.
Third, it is this hierarchical logic that enables the Campus Conventionalists to see attacks on HU's traditional Black system from every direction.
Conventionalists might argue that selectively admitting felonious bar applicants jeopardizes the legal profession and the system of justice by ignoring the ingrained character flaws that exist among all convicted felons.
Whatever analysis conventionalists in the US and all over the world make, and regardless of whether the naE[macron]ve bet on traditional equations for relations with the next administration, nothing will be guaranteed in the Obama era.