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serving the function of deciding or settling with finality

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clearly defined or formulated

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of recognized authority or excellence

supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement

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The importance of the definitive exercise of teaching authority is already evident from the fact that the response the faithful must give to the pope and the college of bishops when they proclaim doctrine definitively is the reason why they are endowed with the divine gift of infallibility in such teaching.
Providers had two main concerns: first, how to prepare for changes, given that HCFA had not to date issued the revised State Operations Manual that was to spell out new measures definitively for both providers and surveyors, and second, whether surveyors would use the system's quality indicators punitively.
The purpose of the new norms is to impose expressly the duty to preserve the truths proposed definitively by the magisterium of the church and to institute canonical sanctions concerning the same matter.
Most are concerned with questions that cannot be answered definitively, owing to the scarcity or contradictory nature of the surviving evidence.
Avonex is also being studied as a preventive treatment for people who have had only one MS-like attack and cannot be definitively diagnosed as having multiple sclerosis.
Until the issue is definitively resolved, however, CPAs should carefully craft the form of these engagements to address each of the factors cited by the court.
But ultimately, her relentless quest for the truth about La Penca came to a surprising conclusion when she discovered definitively that the bomber was a Sandinista agent.
There is no theoretical model, no challenging subsurface argument to compel more than empirical interest or to move food history even further and more definitively away from the pots and pans around which it once congealed.
The ability to address the side-branch definitively with a Tryton without interfering with treatment of the main vessel is one of the fundamental strengths of this approach.
They also face interpersonal challenges, as researchers vie to locate the anthropological Holy Grail: the fossil that will definitively identify humanity's earliest ancestor.
Providing the reader with a simply outstanding and profusely history of each featured chase (as well as a superb understanding of where how it was created), The Greatest Movie Car Chases Of All Time concludes with a countdown of what may definitively be the greatest ten car chases ever to make the big screen.
Contrasting in-depth information and detailed and well crated artwork, Xenology definitively accounts for a previously unknown study of this heretofore abstract world.
Bonnie Holmes-Gen, vice president of government relations for the American Lung Association of California, said the findings do not definitively prove that air pollution can cause asthma, but they're surprising.
Their manner of teaching implied that what they taught was a truth to be held definitively.
Further, the distancing effect of the drawings' mechanical processes of projection and tracing compound that of the camera behind the original image while echoing the barrier of the costume, definitively denying the subject any degree of spiritual existence.