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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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Once the conventionalized ones were removed, the next step was as follows:
Another example of the phrasal construction of lexical units is that in many European languages NPs consisting of a bare adjective and a noun are used as conventionalized names for entities that have to be stored:
We next investigated the age-dependency of FGA1 synthesis during the microbial association process by examining [alpha](1-2) asialo GM1 fucosyl-transferase (FT) activity35) in mice that were conventionalized at different ages by treatment with adult mouse feces.
If such verses as Prest's and Moncrieff s represent a commonly held and relatively anodyne conventionalized regret for times gone by, with the traditional symptoms of social hierarchy shifting under both the incursions of new social aspiration and changing fashions, more strident and complex responses to the march of intellect could be found elsewhere.
Either way, Lawes' distinction is nowadays redundant in usage, as within a few decades the spelling and pronunciation of vata had become conventionalized as vada and remains thus today.
While the access to low-level models yields implicated meaning, the activation of high-level models produces illocutionary meaning, which can become conventionalized and associated with a constructional characterization (Ruiz de Mendoza and Gonzalvez-Garcia 2011).
With frequent use, expressions originally involved in the selection of relevant points of access to a high-level situational cognitive model become conventionalized and give rise to fairly specified constructions.
4) They are highly conventionalized and generalized as "everyman" courtiers and ladies.
The point is that any metaphor or image in time becomes conventionalized, and so ceases to convey any real concrete meaning.
Their topics include whether English in Cyprus is second-language or learner, studying structural innovations in New English varieties, interrogative inversion as a learner phenomenon in English contact varieties, typological profiling of learner English versus indigenized second-language varieties of English, and a principled distinction between error and conventionalized innovation in African Englishes.
This metaphor is so common and it is so deeply ingrained in the minds of speakers that its users do not perceive it as metaphor; one could think that it is a conventionalized metaphor, but it is renewed when there is an intense earthquake.