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DERIVATIVE. Coming from another; taken from something preceding, secondary; as derivative title, which is that acquired from another person. There is considerable difference between an original and a derivative title. When the acquisition is original, the right thus acquired to the thing becomes property, which must be unqualified and unlimited, and since no one but the occupant has any right to the thing, he must have the whole right of disposing of it. But with regard to derivative acquisition, it may be otherwise, for the person from whom the thing is acquired may not have an unlimited right to it, or he may convey or transfer it with certain reservations of right. Derivative title must always be by contract.
     2. Derivative conveyances are, those which presuppose some other precedent conveyance, and serve only to enlarge, confirm, alter, restrain, restore, or transfer the interest granted by such original conveyance, 3 Bl. Com. 321.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"The issue in this matter is whether the City of Newton (City or Employer) violated Section 10(a)(5) and, derivatively, Section 10(a)(1) of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 150E (the Law) by: repudiating Article 32.04 of the parties' collective bargaining agreement (CBA) (Count I); failing to timely provide information (Count II); failing to bargain upon demand about fitness for duty examination issues (Count III); and imposing a fitness for duty policy as a condition of continued employment without providing notice and an opportunity to bargain about the decision and impacts of the decision (Count IV).
The Court has instead granted constitutional rights to corporations to derivatively protect the rights of the natural persons that are assumed to be represented by the corporation, or that are interacting with the corporation.
should not be able to derivatively assert the corporation's rights
The plausible distinction introduced earlier on between a proposition and a sentence (capable of) expressing it is relevant here, as is the plausible idea that being true is primarily a property of (some) propositions, and only derivatively of sentences.
In 2003, Maria, and her husband suing derivatively, commenced suit against, among others, Dr.
derivatively by a security holder of the Insured Entity who, when such Claim is made and while it is maintained, is acting independently of, and without the solicitation, assistance, participation or intervention of any Insured;
Perfection, that is, is a fundamental or ultimate constituent of well-being (non-perfectionists might grant that it can constitute well-being derivatively, say by being desired).
"(The Retirement Board) is concerned with the financial burden that is being imposed on the (city's retirement) system and derivatively, the city," Mr.
We concluded that the level of market efficiency with respect to a particular fact depends on which of several market mechanisms--universally informed trading, professionally informed trading, derivatively informed trading, and uninformed trading (each of which we explain below)--operates to reflect that fact in market price.
1.442 32-0 To provide a proposal-for-settlement procedure when one party is liable only vicariously, constructively, derivatively, or technically.
However, Stephenie's son, Wesley, became the sole plaintiff, asserting that the hospital should be held derivatively liable for the negligence and wantonness of Dr.
Backus's survey of the practices of several sixteenth-century Calvinist and Roman Catholic editors of the works of the Fathers concludes that these editions were not produced first of all to be polemical instruments in controversy but rather to encourage theological study in general (though inevitably, but derivatively, they also found a role as weapons in confessional disputes).

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