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DETERMINATE. That which is ascertained; what is particularly designated; as, if I sell you my horse Napoleon, the article sold is here determined. This is very different from a contract by which I would have sold you a horse, without a particular designation of any horse. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 947, 950.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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To measure determinacy, I rely on the same criterion that Delaware's critics use to bolster their claims that Delaware law is unpredictable: the extent to which the law relies on vague, fact intensive standards rather than precise rules.
(21) The morphosyntactically relevant semantic property that differentiates true semantic partitives and pseudopartitives is Quantitative Determinacy for concrete nouns
Privatizing money thus requires taking route (2) to determinacy: definition of the dollar and convertibility of money in one or more goods and services.
If the sovereign state had itself to responsively accommodate the constituent demands on it, its quasi-transcendent determinacy would dissipate.
Second, to answer the determinacy question we must settle on a suitable concept of stability.
This paper studies the challenge that increasing the inflation target poses to equilibrium determinacy in a medium-sized New Keynesian model without indexation fitted to the Great Moderation era.
(1) In liberal Western regimes, legitimacy is largely tied to the constellation of principled commitments subsumed under the heading, "the rule of law." (2) Core rule of law themes and concepts suggests that there is a close relationship between legal determinacy and objectivity and the rule of law.
Wherever Agamben does explicitly turn to Hegel, a heavy Kojevian influence is often manifest in the mistaken sidelining of the {Science of Logic in favour of the Phenomenology of Spirit as the ontological "point of departure for the Hegelian system," (3) and he everywhere heavily invests the Hegelian text with transcendental significance, replacing Hegel's progressive forward development with a return to transcendental indeterminacy which "always already" opens the space for determinacy. (4) After outlining what I take to be Agamben's hermeneutical method, I will turn to the indeterminacy conceived as a transcendental ground in The Open: Man and Animal with respect to animality.
Our article extends the NK-LAMP model of Bilbiie (2008) by introducing consumption externalities, whereby households preferences are assumed to depend on consumption by a reference group or "the Joneses." We study how those spillovers impact the relationship between the Taylor principle and equilibrium determinacy, and assess whether, for suitable calibrations, our model under indeterminacy can generate aggregate volatilities of sizes comparable to those observed in the pre-Volcker era in the United States without necessarily requiring a violation of the Taylor principle, as in Clarida et al.
Law, Language, and Legal Determinacy. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
1807), one of four jurists who drafted it, expounded on the importance of clarity and determinacy of rules, an essential motivation for the writing of the code.