What is PREDOMINANT?

This term, in its natural and ordinary signification, is understood to be something greater or superior iu power and influence to others, with which it is connected or compared. So understood, a “predominant motive,” when several motives may have operated, is one of greater force and effect, in producing the given result, than any other motive. Matthews v. Bliss, 22 Pick. (Mass.) 53.

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