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Conclusive; ending all controversy and discussion in a lawsuit.
That which is definitive is capable of finally and completely settling a legal question or action.
A definitive judgment is final and not provisional; a definitive sentence mandates imprisonment for a certain specified period of time.
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Associated concepts: definitive decree, definitive judgment, definitive order
See also: absolute, categorical, certain, clear, cogent, complete, conclusive, crucial, decisive, descriptive, determinative, dogmatic, extreme, factual, final, inappealable, interpretive, last, thorough
DEFINITIVE. That which terminates a suit a definitive sentence or judgment is put in opposition to an interlocutory judgment; final. (q.v.)