operative words

operative words

words in a deed or conveyance that have the effect of creating or transferring the interest that is the subject matter of the transaction.
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Author's reply: "The operative words are late models were modified.
On a planet where any country can acquire dirty, bombs and WMDs, the operative words in diplomatic circles must be consensus and mutual empowerment ("Twilight of the Neocons" by Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, Marcia).
Priver's letter, the operative words relative to episiotomy are "repaired correctly.
The problem is, and the operative words are, "current information.
The operative words here--for that fleeting online communication--are engaging, concrete, compelling, provocative, and interesting.
Variety, competitiveness, and good old-fashioned fun are the operative words when taking the conditioning program to a different environment with the use of odds and ends that are slightly out of the ordinary.
Now's the time that just about anything can be planted - with ``just about'' being the operative words.