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Indeterminate

That which is uncertain or not particularly designated.

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

INDETERMINATE. That which is uncertain or not particularly designated; as, if I sell you one hundred bushels of wheat, without stating what wheat. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 950.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In this section, the model based on a NCMs for making comprehensive decisions out of a multi-objective approach (diagnosis, decision, and prediction) during projects execution, considering the indeterminacy relations between concepts is proposed.
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There, Gordon conceded that "there are plenty of short- and medium-run stable regularities in social life, including regularities in the interpretation and application, in given contexts, of legal rules"--but he was not interested in them, instead emphasizing that "[t]he Critical claim of indeterminacy is simply that none of these regularities are necessary consequences of the adoption of a given regime of rules." (30) Indeterminacy here seemed to be a claim about law's "core" more than its mere "applications"; indeterminacy was structural, semiotic, a property of reason, rather than social practice, the lifeworld, or law's "vernacular." (31)
(11.) Elizabeth Barnes rescued shallow ontic indeterminacy from philosophical disrepute and has been its chief defender.
See Wilson (2013) for a thorough-going theory of deep ontic indeterminacy.
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Part II provides a brief historical and conceptual overview of jurisprudential approaches to dealing with the indeterminacy problem in Western legal thought.
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