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Prevalent; paramount in force or effect; of primary importance or consideration. That which is dominant possesses rights that prevail over those of others.

In Property Law, the estate to which an Easement, or right of use, is given is called the dominant tenement or estate, and the one upon which the easement is imposed is called the servient tenement or estate.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

DOMINANT. estates. In the civil law, this term is used to signify the estate to which a servitude or easement is due from another estate; for example, where the owners of the estate, Blackacre, have a right of way or passage over the estate Whiteacre, the former is called the dominant, and the latter the servient estate. Bouv. Inst. n. 1600.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Because of the rarity of individuals that have a dominantly inherited Alzheimer's disease genetic mutation, the program will be expanded to additional countries, potentially including Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands and Poland.
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Data source: Results from the first 212 men and women enrolled in the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN).
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But despite the problems, this pre dominantly African-American area is sticking with Obama as the man who can turn the economy around.
GOLD Dominantly sailed rival Scheidt to the back of the field in the medal race to clinch his first gold and earn his reputation as one of the toughest competitors.
Bateman and his colleagues from the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network is another remarkable work, providing unprecedented insight into the sequence of events in the same cohort with regard to biomarkers, imaging, and cognition in advance of symptoms, and using all the tools now in our arsenal: brain imaging, cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers, brain metabolism, and cognitive measures.
The Scoping Study will focus dominantly on the metallurgical extraction and recovery of platinum using gravity methods.
CHICAGO -- The Alzheimer's Association has awarded its largest research grant ever--nearly $4.2 million dollars over four years--to the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network-Therapeutic Trials Unit (DIAN-TTU), based at Washington University School of Medicine in St.
Winter has gone dry as conditions were dominantly windy and dusty with quick drop and rise in temperatures.
The Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer's Network (DIAN) study, an international study of inherited forms of AD, is following members of families who have mutations in one of three genes: amyloid precursor protein, presenilin 1, or presenilin 2.