05/04/17 The Difference between Definite and Definitive

The Difference between Definite and Definitive

A definite answer is clear and exact. A definitive answer is final, conclusive, and authoritative.
Supreme Court decisions are definitive but sometimes not so clear. The error comes when a writes tries to elevate the mundane word definite <The jury was visibly irritated at the witness for refusing to give a definitive

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