Thursday, July 25, 2013
dispositive adjective [dih-SPOZ-i-tiv] involving or affecting disposition or settlement: a dispositive clue in a case of embezzlement.
Definitions for dispositive
- involving or affecting disposition or settlement: a dispositive clue in a case of embezzlement.
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Citations for dispositive
Perhaps it had been a hallucination, or it was a false memory. Boggs had even predicted that later Ellis would doubt the incident had even happened—which seemed dispositive toward the dead man's reality…
Looks and charm were often dispositive, the more attractive partner sailing on to other waters.
Origin of dispositive
Dispositive comes from the word dispose meaning "to put in a particular place."