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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
See also: agreed, akin, analogous, apposite, coequal, coextensive, cognate, comparable, comparative, complement, concomitant, concordant, congruous, convertible, counterpart, germane, harmonious, incident, interlocking, interrelated, mutual, proportionate, reciprocal, related, relative

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.

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Correlatively, we may religiously experience an evil also as a vocation from God to share God's resistance or God's redemptive power.
In contrast to a priori anarchism, a posteriori anarchism holds that while it is possible for states to have political legitimacy and, correlatively, for citizens to have political obligations, no actually existing states are legitimate, and no citizens (or very few) have political obligations.
Furthermore, the salience of visible marks of poor oral health as signals of identity would seem to be greater in heterogeneous social settings and, correlatively, in urban as compared with rural environments.
Correlatively, an attempt to tax must bear a close relationship to a serviceperson's activities within the state.
39) showed that there was an association between hs-CRP and FMD levels in patients with BD, that hs-CRP levels increased during the active phase of the disease and endothelial functions correlatively deteriorated, as evaluated by FMD.
For the original agreement to be in any sense binding there must already be duties to keep one's word and to be bound by agreements presupposed, and correlatively rights that others abide by their agreements.
As such, in Sikhism the state and the church have their distinctive autonomous existence and role in their respective domains, being correlatively determinate expression of God-in-history.
The remainder of this section will sketch one way of understanding the relationship between potentiality and actuality in H 6: that they are to be understood correlatively, so that they reciprocally imply one another, and that no Aristotelian cause is needed to account for their unity.
Beyond the conjunction of Death and Truth highlighted by Hentsche, lies the question of identity (and correlatively of Otherness) that contributes in many ways to the construction and the deconstruction of Wahab's and the twins' hyphenated self, as obvious alter ego characters of Mouawad himself.
Virtually every obstacle to voting will place a disproportionate burden on those with less resources, and correlatively racial minorities.
Correlatively, there are indications in what has been satisfactory, in part at least, so far in the career pathway.
According to a certain illocutionary model in a given society we are correlatively dealing with 'hegemonic societies' (the Indian castes), 'authorithary hierarchized societies' (authoritarian and totalitarian regime) and 'formally hierarchized societies' (democratic-liberal regimes).