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MANIPULATIVE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

1. The way one acts attempting to attain selfish ends by disregarding another’s aspirations or well being to control or play upon that one’s hopes or fears. 2. To use a model or represent a problem or situation, having one or more manipulable characteristics or properties of an item or object.


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