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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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IL-A rely, as they do most of the time throughout the data, on the conventionally indirect strategy.
The USDA data showed that 73 percent of conventionally grown foods had at least one pesticide residue, while only 23 percent of organically grown samples of the same crops had any residues.
A: Indeed, a roof framed with trusses easily matches the strength of a conventionally framed roof.
More importantly, it is now possible to use techniques developed in bio-technology to produce proteins or carbohydrates that will bond very specifically to a surface with a strength orders of magnitudes higher than possible conventionally. In addition, there have been developments in the identification of cellulose-binding domains to modify fibers and improve inter-fiber bonding strength.
According to DuPont, valves lined with the conventionally used material "fail relatively quickly because chloroprene permeates the lining and causes it to swell." Because Teflon NXT has a higher creep resistance and stiffness, the Gar-Seal valve provides superior long-term sealing action, says DuPont.
Parables do not depend on a conventionally religious context for their revelatory significance.
The paper addresses other Internet commerce issues as well: Regulators will have to consider the classification of income arising from digitized information, such as a computer program that is e-mailed to a customer rather than conventionally mailed on a disk.
It repeats two messages that the genre conventionally transmits: History education in this country is, and has been, inadequate; and history is narrowly conceived by many teachers, students, and journalists alike as a series of facts about national politics to be mastered.(1)
SOMETIMES we notice that norms conventionally accepted in our society as morally binding could be replaced by better ones.
Conventionally, in the United States, large businesses with significant capital needs have been established as C Corporations.
But there still wouldn't be as much nitrite in the product as in a conventionally cured product, and the food would still be at a risk from bacterial pathogens.
Washington, September 4 ( ANI ): If you think organic foods are healthier and safer that conventionally grown products, you should think again.