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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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In terms of sound his music is highly individual and immediately identifiable, comprehensible on a first listen because of its iterative quality, rich in bizarre sounds with great evocative power, and characterised by microtonal deformations of the conventionalised elements of tonal music (it is old, so let it scrape away nostalgically).
It is perhaps worth noting, here, too, that Silences and Images also played with the issue of methodology and visibility as it is conventionalised in publishing of educational histories, through the form of the book itself, both in the layout of the book with references positioned in the margins, and in the form of the last 'chapter' (Linden) which consists of simply a series of photographs offering one possible, minimalist, 'reading' of the photographs, confronting readers directly and tangibly with the problem of reading--the relationship between data and evidence.
They claim that mental spaces are built up dynamically in working memory and used for on-line meaning construction, but they can also become entrenched in long-term memory as conventionalised blends.
These texts become recognised by the members of a society, and once recognised they become conventionalised, i.