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ALTERNATIVE. The one or the other of two things. In contracts a party has frequently the choice to perform one of several things, as, if he is bound to pay one hundred dollars, or to deliver a horse, he has the alternative. Vide Election; Obligation; Alternative.

LEGACY, ALTERNATIVE. One where the testator gives one of two things to the legatee without designating which of them; as, one of my two horses. Vide Election.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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These pluralist theories provide type-reductions of moral properties to disjunctive reduction bases.
In this paper, we propose a conceptual approach for discovering the observed frequency (proportion) of each control-flow branch of the disjunctive routing patterns from the enactment event logs of a business process model.
Performing the Interval Based Disjunctive Consistency Test.
So, based on all of this, it can be said that the [phrase omitted] was very different from the disjunctive proposition in standard logic.
The practical complexities arise because parties may present and argue cases in the alternative, (170) and consequently, the explanations on which jurors make judgments may be disjunctive (for example, "Xor Y" explains the evidence and the events).
Keywords: Total dominating set; Disjunctive total dominating set
It is disjunctive unity, at its most distilled and most sublime.
In this case the strictness OF INCIPIENT CAUSE makes it difficult to account for these cases where meaning is disjunctive. (11)
Figure 3 depicts a disjunctive graph of a 3-job-3-machine instance.
Section 2, Materials and Methods, includes in Section 2.1 the modeling formalism developed for representing a discrete event system with alternative structural configurations, a disjunctive colored Petri net.
To demonstrate this he reunites the fields of relevance logic and diagram logic, arguing: if the premises of an argument contain its conclusion, it is relevantly valid; if in the very act of diagraming all the premises of an argument one also diagrams its conclusion, the premises contain the conclusion; modus ponens, disjunctive syllogism, and many other arguments that violate Anderson-Belnap variable sharing can be and have been so diagrammed; therefore they are relevantly valid.