Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Such as produce or bring about the origination, transfer or extinction of rights. They are either investitive, those by means of which a right comes into existence, divestitive, those through which it terminates or translative, those through which it passes from one person to another.