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Having a reciprocal relationship in that the existence of one relationship normally implies the existence of the other.

Mother and child, and duty and claim, are correlative terms.

In the law governing gas and oil transactions, a correlative right is the opportunity of each owner of land making up part of a common source of supply of oil and gas to produce an equitable share of such products.

In the law governing Water Rights, the correlative rights doctrine gives the individual owners of land overlying a strata of percolating waters limited rights to use the water reasonably when there is not enough water to meet the needs of everyone in the area.


adjective accordant, adapted, affiliate, affiliated, affined, affinitive, agnate, agreeing, akin, allied, analogous, anent, applicable, apposite, associated, associative, belonging, cognate, coinciding, collateral, commensurable, commensurate, commutual, comparative, compatible, complemental, concerning, concordant, concurrent, conformable, congeneric, congenerous, congruent, congruous, conjoint, conjunct, conjunctive, connate, connatural, connected, connective, consentaneous, consociate, consonant, conspecific, contingent, coordinate, correspondent, corresponding, equivalent, exchangeable, fellow, fitting, germane, homological, interdependent, interlinked, joined, linked, matched, mutual, mutually related, paired, parallel, pertaining, proportionate, reciprocal, related, relating to, relative, relevant, resembling, suitable, suited
Associated concepts: correlative rights doctrine
See also: agreed, akin, analogous, apposite, coequal, coextensive, cognate, comparable, comparative, complement, concomitant, concordant, congruous, convertible, counterpart, germane, harmonious, incident, interlocking, interrelated, mutual, proportionate, reciprocal, related, relative

CORRELATIVE. This term is used to designate those things, one of which cannot exist without another; for example, father and child; mountain and valley, &c. Law, obligation, right, and duty, are therefore correlative to each other.

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However, the difference between IA-constructions and correlatives in Ingrian Finnish goes far beyond the word order.
Ingrian Finnish correlatives cannot be appositive (15b).
With contributors primarily from North America, the book is sectioned into three parts: the Middle American Terranes, including Oaxaquia, Mixteca, Sierra Madre, Chuacus, and Chortis Terrane and the North American Craton; followed by potential correlatives, and orogenic processes.
For example, if "X has a claim-right against Y that Y [empty set]s," the jural correlative is that "Y has a duty toward X to [empty set]" and the jural opposite is that "X has a no-right against Y.
16) Having made this move, NJR then weakens this condition to that of a necessary condition only, on the grounds that not all duties are correlative to a claim-right.
Le projet de loi 35 -- La Loi sur la sante mentale et modifications correlatives modifie les dispositions touchant la confidentialite et le certificat de sortie, elargit les possibilites d'appel aupres de la Commission d'examen, accorde au curateur public le pouvoir de prendre des decisions en matiere de traitement a l'egard de patients vises par un ordre de surveillance en etablissement psychiatrique et modifie les dispositions touchant la curatelle privee.
To begin with rights and suppose that obligations emerge as mere correlatives of these is to rule out this possibility from the beginning, The book provides logically independent distinctions between perfect and imperfect obligations (those that do and those that do not give rise to correlative rights) and between universal and special obligations (those had by all persons and those arising from special relations).
Writers aren't meant to admit such things, but I often feel, looking at his work, that I have no idea what he's doing - or, rather, that whatever meanings I might find in or bring to the work have correlatives in extraordinary and incalculable systems of Barney's own.
Le projet de loi 47, Loi sur l'adoption et modifications correlatives, autorise le fonctionnement d'agences d'adoption sans but lucratif qui repondent a certains criteres d'agrement, permet a des praticiens prives d'effectuer des evaluations d'adoption, prevoit la confidentialite des dossiers d'adoption existants et, dans le cas des nouveaux dossiers, permet aux personnes concernees de refuser l'acces au dossier en permanence.
In the Matisse work flatness is all, a flatness against which he plays the most outrageous counterpoint of shapes, colors, and patterns without ever sacrificing easy recognition of the objective correlatives of pictorial inventiveness.
le projet de loi n[degrees] 67, Loi concernant la reorganisation de la Societe de telephone du Manitoba et apportant des modifications correlatives, vise a preparer la vente de cette societe d'Etat qui a ete annoncee par le gouvernement plus tot cette annee.
The difference lies in the surfaces, which are elegantly thin compared to the scraped and battered canvases that used to serve as the visual correlatives of the scenes depicted on them.