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Having a reciprocal relationship in that the existence of one relationship normally implies the existence of the other.

Mother and child, and duty and claim, are correlative terms.

In the law governing gas and oil transactions, a correlative right is the opportunity of each owner of land making up part of a common source of supply of oil and gas to produce an equitable share of such products.

In the law governing Water Rights, the correlative rights doctrine gives the individual owners of land overlying a strata of percolating waters limited rights to use the water reasonably when there is not enough water to meet the needs of everyone in the area.

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

CORRELATIVE. This term is used to designate those things, one of which cannot exist without another; for example, father and child; mountain and valley, &c. Law, obligation, right, and duty, are therefore correlative to each other.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The Pro-Form, with its 2.5-horsepower motor, has a space-saver design, allowing the deck to fold up when your workout is complete.
Jurors heard that the Rooney family decided in 2002 that the Everton player should join Mr Stretford's Proactive agency after his contract with Peter McIntosh's Pro-Form company expired that December.
In June, 2002, the Rooneys decided that Wayne should join Mr Stretford's Proactive agency when his contract with Peter McIntosh's Pro-Form company expired in December.
Yesterday it emerged that ex Liverpool star Kenny Dalglish was at discussions involving Rooney's first agent Peter MacIntosh, Liverpool football agent Dave Lockwood, Hyland and Mr Stretford -- held after the ex Everton striker opted to sign with Proactive and leave Mr MacIntosh's Pro-Form firm which had been bought out by Mr Lockwood's X8 company.
The meeting was held after the ex Everton striker opted to sign with Mr Stretford's Proactive agency and leave Mr MacIntosh's Pro-Form firm, which had been bought out by Mr Lockwood's X8 company.
A four-time winner over hurdles, including a notable Grade 2 success at Cheltenham in November, the seven-year-old made a highly encouraging start over fences in Roscommon recently and, with that experience under his belt, he should land the Pro-Form Beginners Chase under Roger Loughran, inset.
The author covers the grammar of the language, the language itself, its phonology and writing system, its lexicon, its nouns and noun morphology, its postpositions and adverbs, demonstratives, pro-forms, noun modifiers, verbs and verb modifiers, and many other closely related subjects.
Vokes, who stands at 6ft 2in, has already made the most of his chance - drafted into Bournemouth's squad and in the scoring charts even before signing pro-forms (a three-and-a-half year contract) last December.
By manufacturing and supplying pro-formed absorbent cores in spools, KT can reduce both operating and capital costs on the converters lines.