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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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The Inter-American Court's articulation of the doctrine of conventionality control and the maximalist approach found in certain decisions illustrate this shift.
The moral decay of a Dark Lord writ large upon the landscape is carefully examined to show that, although there is a certain "conventionality" to the depiction of evil landscapes, by no means does this presuppose any uniformity of purpose on the part of authors.
I would highlight the following parallels with recent work on the Irish Church: the physical renewal of the late medieval Church, the conventionality of the Church in terms of how it operated within the framework of the canon law, and the unexceptional nature of 'priestly marriage' before the Reformation.
A row of matching fluffy pink wigs lined up under cute lettering reading NO FUTURE linked the message of an absent future to a contemporary rather than historical moment dominated by the conventionality of uniforms as fashion.
This remarkable system turned driving into gliding and was a whole new experience in a UK market bound by conventionality. The vehicle had constant ground clearance regardless of load and you could vary the ride height by operating a lever inside the car, a feature that would be a trademark of future Citroens.
Elvis's brand of Southern rock and roll helped blow away post-war austerity and freed a generation from stifling 50s conventionality. Dylan's protest songs went further, helping end the injustice of racial segregation and ultimately playing a part in forcing the US to retreat from Vietnam.
It is as though it is an ode of joy to the human spirit that breaks loose from the constraining fetters of conventionality to freedom to become self-assured and complete--happy in one's skin, as it has been put.
He discusses the disguised ruler on the Elizabethan stage, The Malcontent: a play in two forms; conventionality in disguise in Measure for Measure; law, morality, and the medievalism of disguise in The Phoenix and The Fawn; and disguised ruler afterlives: the specter of terrorism.
He also praised Sheikh Mubarak's part in the development of the agency's work and its conventionality, using the highest level of technology.
Shunning conventionality, the Qashqai does its own thing in the marketplace, offering the motorist a totally different take on everyday compact car motoring.
Majid, who is based on the author's memories of her father, moves frequently from one continent to another, choosing to reject conventionality for a life of crime.