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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnormativenor‧ma‧tive /ˈnɔːmətɪv $ ˈnɔːr-/ adjective formal  RULE/REGULATIONdescribing or establishing a set of rules or standards of behaviour normative guidelines for senators
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normativeChristians may hold very different positions as to how far it is normative.Of themselves, of course, the rules are normative, and their validity is thus unaffected by issues of fact.An ideology is simply the elevation of a particular set of perceptions, assumptions, and analyses to a normative belief system.It need not, therefore, be related to any act performed in the belief that it has normative consequences.Moreover, that history and that revelation to which Christians necessarily make reference are in some sense normative for the religion.While Aristotle's scheme is founded on normative grounds, Finer's scheme is derived empirically.Political theory is the source of many of the normative knowledge claims produced by political scientists.The position that you select is an element of your normative political knowledge-your value judgments.
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