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1. Serving to separate or divide.
2. Grammar Serving to establish a relationship of contrast or opposition. The conjunction but in the phrase poor but comfortable is disjunctive.
3. Logic
a. Of a proposition that presents two or more alternative terms.
b. Of a syllogism that contains a disjunction as one premise.
n. Grammar
A disjunctive conjunction.

dis·junc′tive·ly adv.
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conjunctively, rather than disjunctively, as long as each act is proved
The judgment has to be read disjunctively and not conjunctively.
The closest doctrine, the economic substance doctrine, included only two such doctrines, business purpose and economic substance, joined conjunctively, disjunctively, or holistically.
Although the test is phrased disjunctively, indicating that each prong could function as an independent and sufficient basis for dismissal, in the decades since Baker the Court has accorded different weight to each of the six factors, treating some as dispositive and others as part of a balancing test.
375) Notice that Powell described the penalty disjunctively, as "prohibitory or regulatory.
Dichy goes on to explain that the Quranic phrase is associated with ritual washing, which can be required when "touching" is meant either conjunctively or disjunctively.
Desertion with intent to remain away permanently is a separate crime and should not be charged either conjunctively or disjunctively in the same specification as either kind of desertion with intent to shirk.
In this respect, the major difference between the sociology of Carlyle and the fiction of his contemporaries is that Carlyle depicts the working classes conjunctively as both rationalist and disinterested, although the two practices of working-class life never occur simultaneously, while in the fiction of the era, for narratological reasons, authors represent the working classes disjunctively, as either disinterested or ruthlessly self-interested.
The sudden compression disjunctively casts all the characters onto the road, where a question of moral conscience ("a life I know I should live") is answered by "The sweet / poor beast that came when I needed my son .
If there is a substantive sense of "the contemporary" to be employed here, it is likely the "out-of-jointness" that philosopher Giorgio Agamben ascribed to the term: Something is contemporary when it occupies time disjunctively, seeming always at once "too soon" and "too late," or, more accurately in terms of art now, seeming to contain the seeds of its own anachronism.
They're a hodgepodge collection of people the artist/curator knew, all of whom are disjunctively assembled under the umbrella of "Le Caire Mon Amour.
The thought is that if the best we can do is define a kind of stuff disjunctively, maybe our best is not good enough: either we should hold out for a conjunctive definition of this stuff, or we should take seriously the possibility that there is really no such kind of stuff at all.