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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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The main editorial choice for a volume of Lawrence's plays does not, in fact, lie between the different ways in which manuscripts might be edited, but between the conventionalizing in which plays commonly appear, and the reproduction of unconventionalized texts.
Play editors have long seen it as their job to assist readers, directors, and actors to recreate something of the conditions of the theatre, within the framework that conventionalizing provides.
Their distrust of the state and faith in the individual led the Egoists to interpret "national character" as another of the many repressive and conventionalizing external forces that persons should overcome in the struggle for egoistic liberation.