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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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Within numerous scientific studies, such as the one referenced above, reviewed by the Organic Center for an upcoming State of Science Review, there were fifteen direct comparisons of antioxidant levels in organic versus conventional fruit and vegetables.
Throughout Operation Enduring Freedom, assets from conventional forces that SOF traditionally would have played a supporting role to regularly supported SOE Army forces were used to secure SOF bases, and a Navy aircraft carrier served in direct support of SOF operations.
By 2010, the feds hope, fleet mandates will help reduce conventional gasoline use by 30 percent.
Marrone contends that for organic and conventional farmers to enjoy widespread biopesticide use, such products must equal or even exceed performance of their competition.
This growing interest may be related to dissatisfaction with conventional western medicine (also known as biomedicine) which is perceived as high-cost technology driven, associated with significant morbidity, and focused on the disease rather than the whole patient.
The market shares of the conventional mortgage system are not only small relative to the amount borne by government institutions; they are also broadly distributed across the major types of institutions in the system.
He explains that because environmental regulations vary from location to location, some companies with large capital investments in conventional imagesetters won't be motivated to embrace the new technology immediately.
To prevent the almost inevitable pesticide "drift"--contamination carried by the wind from adjoining conventional fields--NOSB could have refused organic certification to so-called "split operations" (like, for instance, board member Eppley's), with both organic and conventional farming.

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