Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or determining the outcome of a case or decision.
  • adjective Relating to or involving the distribution of property, as through a trust or will.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to disposal; disposing or regulating.
  • Pertaining to inclination or natural disposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Disposing; tending to regulate; decretive.
  • adjective obsolete Belonging to disposition or natural, tendency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Intending to or resulting in disposition (disposing of or settling a matter).

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle French dispositif and its source, Latin dispositus.

Examples

  • COL Brownbeck's opinion doesn't make clear how Congress intended the Commission process to differ from standard courts-martial, other than the self-evident post-2006 CSRT "dispositive" exception.

    Balkinization

  • COL Brownbeck's opinion doesn't make clear how Congress intended the Commission process to differ from standard courts-martial, other than the self-evident post-2006 CSRT "dispositive" exception.

    Balkinization

  • COL Brownbeck's opinion doesn't make clear how Congress intended the Commission process to differ from standard courts-martial, other than the self-evident post-2006 CSRT "dispositive" exception.

    Balkinization

  • If I understand it correctly, the judge's ruling appears to be premised on the notion that the word "dispositive" in section 948dc means "necessary," and that the military commission itself is not the sort of "competent tribunal" described in that section.

    Balkinization

  • COL Brownbeck's opinion doesn't make clear how Congress intended the Commission process to differ from standard courts-martial, other than the self-evident post-2006 CSRT "dispositive" exception.

    Balkinization

  • COL Brownbeck's opinion doesn't make clear how Congress intended the Commission process to differ from standard courts-martial, other than the self-evident post-2006 CSRT "dispositive" exception.

    Balkinization

  • COL Brownbeck's opinion doesn't make clear how Congress intended the Commission process to differ from standard courts-martial, other than the self-evident post-2006 CSRT "dispositive" exception.

    Balkinization

  • COL Brownbeck's opinion doesn't make clear how Congress intended the Commission process to differ from standard courts-martial, other than the self-evident post-2006 CSRT "dispositive" exception.

    Balkinization

  • COL Brownbeck's opinion doesn't make clear how Congress intended the Commission process to differ from standard courts-martial, other than the self-evident post-2006 CSRT "dispositive" exception.

    Balkinization

  • COL Brownbeck's opinion doesn't make clear how Congress intended the Commission process to differ from standard courts-martial, other than the self-evident post-2006 CSRT "dispositive" exception.

    Balkinization

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  • "providing a final resolution (as to an issue)" - dictionary

    July 7, 2007