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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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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.
Thus the task of the modern artist must be to realize the Individualist ideal of personal liberation, to resist and overcome all external and conventionalizing influences.
He patriotically exhorted his contemporaries to overthrow the conventionalizing influence of England's class system, education establishment, and provincial cultural heritage in order to revitalize English art and society, and thereby create a nation of hard-boiled and independent individuals (11-20).