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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.


adjective absolute, accurate, ascertained, authentic, authenticated, authoritative, beyond a doubt, beeond all dispute, closing, complete, completed, conclusive, conclusory, confirmative, consummate, crowning, decided, decisive, definite, determinate, determinative, exact, exhaustive, final, fixed, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, irrefutable, last, most complete, most precise, perfect, supreme, terminational, terminative, thorough, ultimate, unassailable, uncontested, undeniable, undisputed, undoubted, unimpeachable, without doubt, without question
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.)

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The aggregate consideration to be paid to the T shareholders consists of a set number of A shares and a specified amount of cash, both of which are determined as of the definitive agreement date, are fixed and represent a total pool of consideration of equal stock/cash value (50% A stock and 50% cash).
I ask all in the Church in the United States, especially theologians and pastors who instruct and form our Catholic people in the faith, reverently to receive this teaching as definitive.
As previously announced on December 22, 2006, ADESA entered into a definitive merger agreement under which affiliates of Kelso & Company, GS Capital Partners, ValueAct Capital and Parthenon Capital will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of ADESA for $27.
Stockholders may obtain information concerning the direct and indirect interests of such parties in the proposed merger by reading the definitive proxy statement and other publicly filed documents of Acquicor regarding the proposed merger.
The letter of intent executed by the Company is non-binding and a definitive agreement with the Target may never be executed or may be executed on terms that are materially different from those set forth in this news release.
For example, the unsolicited non-binding proposal from the Third Party Group may not result in a definitive agreement for an alternative transaction.
Any solicitation of proxies will be made only by the definitive proxy statement of Terra Nova that will be mailed to all stockholders.
Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be included in the definitive proxy statement and the other relevant documents filed with the SEC when they become available.
Under the terms of the May 2006 Agreement, the parties agreed to enter into definitive transactional documents if Beijing Med-Pharm emerged as the winning bidder for Rongheng on the Shanghai Exchange.
In order to vote their shares in favor of the Harbinger Capital Partners agreement, shareholders should complete, date, sign and return the proxy card enclosed with the previously distributed definitive proxy statement as soon as possible.
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