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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Laid down; absolute or positive, like a law.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Laid down; absolute or positive, as a law.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Laid down; prescriptive; arbitrary.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek. See thesis and compare hypothetical. (Wiktionary)

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