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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 approaching this task, we might begin with the four schools of moral philosophy distinguished earlier: utilitarian, virtue ethics, deontological, and conventionalist.
Within such limits, however, conventionalists are happy to concede that many disagreements are not susceptible to resolution by coordination around a focal point, because it is more important that they be settled right than that they be settled definitively.
The tradition in the United States is thus a tradition of the written Constitution, which is why all good American Burkeans ought to be textualists and not conventionalists or common law constitutionalists.
Let us now apply our conventionalist framework to the effect that nanotechnology may have on privacy.
He is too caught up in polemical skirmishes (between conventionalists and anticonventionalists) that are surely of only passing interest.
To conventionalists like the author, the immediate cause is presumably incompetent experimental technique.
I fear that the body-mind is more subtle and complex than we conventionalists were trained to believe.
Postulational approaches seem better suited to conventionalists, who may claim that we make truths, than to realists, who must hold that we can only recognize independently obtaining truths (p.
Finally, there are the conventionalists, those who either take direct aim at the true believer view by arguing that it greatly exaggerates the problems of the legislative process or that it will lead judges to strike down virtually all legislation, thereby returning us to the days of Lochner.
After the requisite period of gnashing, President Clinton veered right to that spot hailed by conventionalists as the mythical center--as if he hadn't already inhabited the precious space between the double yellow lines.
Whatever standard satisficing conventionalists propose for determining what counts as a "good-enough" conventional norm, a conventional norm forbidding dishonesty surely meets it.
But conventionalists conclude from this inadequacy that causality should be jettisoned altogether.