Definition of definitive :
1. A word used to define or limit the extent of the signification of a common noun, such as the definite article, and some pronouns.
2. Determinate; positive; final; conclusive; unconditional; express.
3. Determined; resolved.
4. Limiting; determining; as, a definitive word.
final, reliable, classic, classical, authoritative, consummate, absolute, important, comprehensive, authorised, standard, conclusive, expressed, authorized, determinative, decide, unequivocal, decisive, determinate, univocal, unambiguous, exhaustive, ultimate
limiting (part of speech: verb)
meaningful (part of speech: adjective)
- When the judges had collected sufficient evidence, they assembled to give their votes, but as they did not accord, they applied to the council, which decreed that Torralba should be tortured, as much as his age and rank permitted, to discover his motives in receiving and keeping near him the spirit Zequiel; and if he believed him to be a bad angel, as a witness declared that he had said so; if he had made a compact with him; what had passed at the first interview; if at that time or afterwards he had employed conjurations to invoke him; immediately after this the tribunal was to pronounce the definitive sentence. - "The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII.", Juan Antonio Llorente.
- For these interests and claims it was in the contemplation of the parties to make provision at a subsequent day by a more comprehensive and definitive treaty. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
- Like negotiations with other countries have been much advanced, and it is hoped that before the close of the year further definitive trade arrangements of great value will be concluded. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.