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Having a reciprocal relationship in that the existence of one relationship normally implies the existence of the other.

Mother and child, and duty and claim, are correlative terms.

In the law governing gas and oil transactions, a correlative right is the opportunity of each owner of land making up part of a common source of supply of oil and gas to produce an equitable share of such products.

In the law governing Water Rights, the correlative rights doctrine gives the individual owners of land overlying a strata of percolating waters limited rights to use the water reasonably when there is not enough water to meet the needs of everyone in the area.


adjective accordant, adapted, affiliate, affiliated, affined, affinitive, agnate, agreeing, akin, allied, analogous, anent, applicable, apposite, associated, associative, belonging, cognate, coinciding, collateral, commensurable, commensurate, commutual, comparative, compatible, complemental, concerning, concordant, concurrent, conformable, congeneric, congenerous, congruent, congruous, conjoint, conjunct, conjunctive, connate, connatural, connected, connective, consentaneous, consociate, consonant, conspecific, contingent, coordinate, correspondent, corresponding, equivalent, exchangeable, fellow, fitting, germane, homological, interdependent, interlinked, joined, linked, matched, mutual, mutually related, paired, parallel, pertaining, proportionate, reciprocal, related, relating to, relative, relevant, resembling, suitable, suited
Associated concepts: correlative rights doctrine
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CORRELATIVE. This term is used to designate those things, one of which cannot exist without another; for example, father and child; mountain and valley, &c. Law, obligation, right, and duty, are therefore correlative to each other.

References in classic literature ?
For suppose the correlative of 'the slave' should be said to be 'the man', or the correlative of 'the wing"the bird'; if the attribute 'master' be withdrawn from' the man', the correlation between 'the man' and 'the slave' will cease to exist, for if the man is not a master, the slave is not a slave.
Again, while the object of knowledge, if it ceases to exist, cancels at the same time the knowledge which was its correlative, the converse of this is not true.
When the terminology is thus correct, it is evident that all correlatives are interdependent.
Yet it does not appear to be true in all cases that correlatives come into existence simultaneously.
CASI's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our goal is to reach a clinical inflection point with the identification of correlative biomarker(s) prior to the end of next year so as to support Phase 3 trials in a well-defined subset of STS patients.
Forest Works and correlative work(POs limits TEUR 100 HT).
The Minister said that the sentiment of state and the national responsibility are correlative concepts that are undividable, particularly in this situation witnessed at the present time, stressing that the Syria that is heading to victory needs efforts of all the national political powers and all its people.
According to Mashable, the system also includes EEG sensors that scan the brain for correlative spikes in interest, while the Neurocam iPhone app assigns the data a value from one to 100, and the moment the EEG hits 60, interest is detected and the camera starts recording and storing the five-second footage in album so users can check back what interests them.
Before considering the objective correlative directly, he also considers positivism as a contemporary influence.
It outlines disease entities, reviews clinical implications and complications of surgery, and interprets key surgical concepts such as correlative and functional anatomy for non-surgeons.
Correlative Changes to the Financial Accounting Procedures Require Time to Implement.
1312 "circumstances of adjustment," which include a double inclusion of an item of gross income; double allowance of a deduction or credit; double exclusion of an item of gross income; double disallowance of a deduction or credit; correlative deductions and inclusions for masts or estates; correlative deductions for certain related corporations; and adjustments to the basis of property after erroneous treatment of a prior transaction.