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CONFLICT. The opposition or difference between two judicial jurisdictions, when they both claim the right to decide a cause, or where they both declare their incompetency. The first is called a positive conflict, and the, latter a negative conflict.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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However, investigations of [10] show important effects on the health of children due to the conflictive relationships of the ex-partners.
Conflictive populist communication describes situations in which out-groups (the elite, foreigners) threaten the well-being of the individual and frame this as an offense against the so-called pure people.
Our adaptations to this ancient world created conflictive dispositions, which are now the root of our dysfunctional nature.
Such political ethnicity discourses that unleashed a highly conflictive potential in the transition era (especially in KwaZulu-Natal) do not feature in the study.
But the EU has clearly demonstrated that its incidence can be reduced by exponentially increasing the opportunity cost of conflictive dynamics.
"It's won back what I believe football is, linking effectiveness with beauty and winning games, and showing that these things aren't conflictive."
Israel sees its enemies creating a new 'hot border' in Syria alongside its conflictive frontier with Lebanon.
The book is written for individuals who lack a model for equal partnership, as well as couples who need to remodel a conflictive situation into a working relationship.
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