dispositive

[ dih-spoz-i-tiv ]
/ dɪˈspɒz ɪ tɪv /

adjective

involving or affecting disposition or settlement: a dispositive clue in a case of embezzlement.

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Origin of dispositive

1475–85; dispose + -itive, on the model of positive
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