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HEIR, UNCONDITIONAL. A term used in the civil law, adopted by the Civil Code of Louisiana. Unconditional heirs are those who inherit without any reservation, or without making an inventory, whether their acceptance be express or tacit. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 878.

UNCONDITIONAL. That which is without condition; that which must be performed without regard to what has happened or may happen.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The condition common to the gift is certain unconditionality [...] The event and the gift, the event as gift, the gift as event must be irruptive, unmotivated--for example, disinterested.
(48) A promise or order otherwise unconditional is not made conditional by the fact that the instrument is subject to implied or constructive conditions because the test of unconditionality applies only to express conditions.
At the dark centre of it is the recognition that all our categories of evil and wickedness are limited by a conditionality that is rendered genuinely meaningless in the face of the unconditionality of the one completely destructive and cynical individual amongst us, "the entirely lawless modern philosopher"--or (and this is the final paradox, for the two are, in the end, utterly indistinguishable--both destructive and creative) that which is known to reason only as unknown, the non-god of Isaiah and the Tao--the same and yet that can not be so.
Snelbecker (1967) found that students' perceptions of therapists were more favorable when students viewed them demonstrating empathic understanding, a high level of regard, and unconditionality of regard.
Central to Kung's project lay a conviction that only religion could "lay the foundation for the unconditionality and universality of ethical obligation" (29).
The generosity of the grant, definition of membership, how and whether children are included, and mode of delivery are all contested issues; but the basic principle of unconditionality underpinning such a scheme is a widely accepted starting point.
Goodness is understood in an absolute Christian sense of unworldliness and unconditionality. In Arendt's words, chiming with those of Murdoch in implying the impossibility of ethical ideality, 'goodness can exist only when it is not perceived, not even by its author; whoever sees himself performing a good work is no longer good, but at best a useful member of society or a dutiful member of a church'.
This unconditionality implies a total openness--of house, of being, of culture--to the Other, an ethical relation that is transgressive in its overcoming of conditions either religious as in the Judeo-Christian understanding of hospitality, or political as in Kant's reference to citizenship and the state.
The agency assigned the above ratings as it believes the temporary guarantee, which is effective from 22 December, meets its criteria for irrevocability, unconditionality and timeliness.