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Definitive

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.

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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I refer to the declaration by Pope John Paul II in his Apostolic Letter Ordinatio sacerdotalis ("On Reserving Priestly Ordination to Men Alone"), and to the judgments expressed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and then by Pope Benedict XVI concerning its definitiveness. John Paul II declared:
But the Lingayen-Dagupan prelate said that it was "equally important for our people to hold fast to the basic tenets of the democratic way of life enshrined in our Constitution" and that it was "for the judiciary to interpret the law with definitiveness in the process of resolving justiciable issues."
Villegas called on Filipinos to "hold fast to the basic tenets of the democratic way of life enshrined in our Constitution" and to be always reminded of the judiciary's mandate "to interpret the law with definitiveness in the process of resolving justiciable issues."
The authority of the map, once protected by its rarity, its abstruse opacity, by its selfdeclared definitiveness, is being destroyed by the map's omnipresence, by its transparency, by its consumption as an art form.
The sovereignty and seduction of an interpretation may be passing--other seducers will surely follow--but the point is not so much about the definitiveness or not of the interpretation as about the effect its posture has on how we think about what kind of act a critical reading is, and what relationship it embarks on with its linguistic object.
For a task of science, undoubtedly, is to codify phenomena that are not arbitrarily determined and exhibit underlying definitiveness and invariance.
As Herzman writes, "The definitiveness of this statement, from such an eminent critic, makes holding the opposite opinion sound fearfully subversive" (54).
Thus even in its definitiveness, the work will continue to demonstrate its value by pointing us to new directions of study concerning the interplay among the myriad Jewish subcommunities and the varieties of Jewish expression.
The positive definitiveness of the given Lyapunov functional is required only at sampling times but not necessarily inside the sampling intervals.
Although EBP practices, especially experiments, generally provide more definitive answers than, say, focus groups or descriptive statistics, it does not follow that definitiveness is what policymakers find most useful.
"Losing the Marbles" affirms with punning, aphoristic definitiveness that "All stone once dressed asks to be worn," but also asserts that "the will- / To-structural-elaboration"--the determination to design, to organize, to interpret--ensures that where recovery may fail reinvention will inevitably flourish.