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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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Either way, Lawes' distinction is nowadays redundant in usage, as within a few decades the spelling and pronunciation of vata had become conventionalized as vada and remains thus today.
Dancing movement is also an intersection point of various codes, such as social, esthetical, (re)presentational, theatrical, and choreographic ones and thereby it acquires a symbolic character as a partially objectivated and conventionalized expression structure.
When organics became regulated, the market shifted from one rooted in transmutative processes to a less exclusive, less expensive, conventionalized market that was strongly provider driven.
In both languages the past tense forms of the reported indicative are conventionalized as main forms of the predicate in popular and traditional narratives.
Much of their speech is not rule-based, although they tend to use their analytic-processing mode when tasks are familiar and undemanding to be creative, because conventionalized formulaic language does not meet the originality requirements of novel ideas.
For a long time, Pound thought that "technique of content" must come from an opposition to "rhetoric" rooted in everyday speech and the external language of politics, linguistics, social and economic theory; only in The Pisan Cantos does he finally and triumphantly get back to the proper poetic ground of conventionalized and fictionalized meaning combined with innovation in traditional form.
For instance, Deignan (2005: 42) argues that the notion of a conventionalized metaphor relies on an active relationship between a literal sense of a word and an established metaphorical sense.
Their topics include whether English in Cyprus is second-language or learner, studying structural innovations in New English varieties, interrogative inversion as a learner phenomenon in English contact varieties, typological profiling of learner English versus indigenized second-language varieties of English, and a principled distinction between error and conventionalized innovation in African Englishes.
This metaphor is so common and it is so deeply ingrained in the minds of speakers that its users do not perceive it as metaphor; one could think that it is a conventionalized metaphor, but it is renewed when there is an intense earthquake.
The drawings in the first two of these three scenes, it seems clear, owe a substantial debt to the conventionalized representations of fist-fighting in the superhero tradition.
Students can learn through Frye to appreciate that these are not shaky bits of Shakespeare's dramaturgy that need to be explained away or for which we need to apologize but are key markers of the kind of popular and conventionalized play that he is writing.
The UN symbol features a projection of a world map (less Antarctica) centered on the North Pole, inscribed in a wreath consisting of crossed conventionalized branches of the olive tree.