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  1. distinguishingadjective

    That serves to distinguish.

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  1. Distinguishing

    of Distinguish

  2. Distinguishingadjective

    constituting difference, or distinction from everything else; distinctive; peculiar; characteristic


  1. Distinguishing

    In law, to distinguish a case means to contrast the facts of the case before the court from the facts of a case of precedent where there is an apparent similarity. By successfully distinguishing a case, the holding or legal reasoning of the earlier case will either not apply or will be limited. There are two formal constraints on the later court: the factors in the ratio of the earlier case must be retained in formulating the ratio of the later case, and the ruling in the later case must still support the result reached in the precedent case. Whether a case is successfully distinguished often looks to whether the distinguished facts are material to the matter. The ruling made by the judge must be based around not only the evidence they are faced with, but the precedents in which they must follow. This means that a precedent will be dealt to a case with similar facts, in which a decision can then be distinguished based upon this.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of distinguishing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of distinguishing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of distinguishing in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    O'Rourke said.As one of 18 Democrats seeking the 2020 nomination, O'Rourke has tried distinguishing himself from the pack by pointing to his time representing a border district in the US House. Donald Trump.

  2. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas:

    He's distinguishing himself as somebody who can make things happen and excite the country to bring us back on course.

  3. David Brenner:

    Bargaining for health benefits is a distinguishing characteristic that labor unions hold out as an important variable as to why Former Vice President Joe Biden would want to be a union member.

  4. Carly Fiorina:

    I really don’t need to spend a lot of energy distinguishing Carly Fiorina from other Republican candidates because everything about me is different.

  5. Sujatha Ramakrishna:

    Sometimes kids, even teenagers, have trouble distinguishing between gender stereotypes and gender identity.

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