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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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If we can provide an account of the nature of ordinary objects without having to invoke Sidelle's modal conventionalism, that's good.
Theory Choice: Levels of Prior Theorisation High Medium Low Methodological High Positivism (L) choice: levels Realism (L) of theoretical Instrumentalism nature of (L) methods Conventionalism (L) Medium German Symbolic critical Interactionism Theory (M) (Kuhn) (L) Low Marxism (H) Structuration Pragmatism (L) (L) French Symbolic Critical Interactionism Theory (L) (Blumer) (L) Ethnomethodology (L) Change choice: Level of emphasis given to critique of status quo and need for change (High/Medium/Low) (H, M, L) Table 1: Representing literature that is reviewed and key arguments from it are used within Laughlin (1995) matrix S.
According to Altemeyer's (1996) theory, RWA is composed of the three distinct dimensions of authoritarian aggression, authoritarian submission, and conventionalism. However, the presence of double- and triple-barrel items in Altemeyer's RWA Scale makes it difficult to detect which of those dimensions influences specific attitudes and behavior (Funke, 2005).
Conventionalism, agreed understanding about the meaning of the sign, is rejected by Cratylus as arbitrary, chance-inspired.
In hospital industry, variance in strategic orientations with regards to formality and conventionalism in planning, market research, innovativeness and planning creativity was assessed by Shortell and Zajac.
(233) Conventionalism seeks to effectuate "the consensus view about the meaning" of constitutional provisions "in the legal community of today." (234) Part of respecting that consensus view is deferring to judicial precedent.
It seems to animate Ray's works with a stoic indifference to the conventionalism that rules our cultural theory as much as our inflationary markets.
Fontane concentrated on social conventionalism against emotion and reason, but at the same time and in a latent way, transgression and desire become primary motives.
Natural law opposes the ideas of conventionalism and positivism to the effect that the principles of morality are relative, subjective, and changeable.
"Modified Conventionalism is More Comprehensive than Modified Essentialism", in P.
Yet it is this absence of conventionalism, this lack of an ultimate theme that has become a convention in contemporary art.
According to Ronald Dworkin in his book "The Rule of Law" we can know this dynamic and complexity and even make predictions by considering the theories of Conventionalism, of Pragmatism and the Integrity as three parameters that evaluates and describes the reality.