- the effect of an act by which the person performing the act is bound not to do anything inconsistent therewith; an estoppel.
- the end of a pleading or conveyance.
Origin of conclusion
Examples from the Web for conclusion
Was there an investigation of people at DOJ before they arrived at that conclusion?Ex-CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s Battle Royale With the Feds|Lloyd Grove|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In that sense, the last Report was mildly unsatisfying as a conclusion, in that it left so much unresolved.The End of Truthiness: Stephen Colbert’s Sublime Finale|Noel Murray|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Magnum came into being as a cooperative only two years after the conclusion of World War II.
A civilian commission overruled Beck and rebuked his conclusion.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is unclear how Trierweiler came to the conclusion that the Élysée had allegedly been ordering the doctors to sedate her.Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex|Lizzie Crocker|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This part of this letter was written, as Johnson goes on to say, a considerable time before the conclusion.Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)|Boswell
Pending further inquiry they were obliged to wait the conclusion of the expressman's humorous recital.
“Quae non expediunt, nec licent,” such is the conclusion arrived at by the sentiment of Christian nobility.The Essence of Christianity|Ludwig Feuerbach
In conclusion I should like to express in words what must be only too apparent to every reader of this statement.The Evolution of the Dragon|G. Elliot Smith
Pressure was put upon the Highlanders to bring the negotiation to a conclusion.A History of England, Period III.|Rev. J. Franck Bright
British Dictionary definitions for conclusion
- a statement that purports to follow from another or others (the premises) by means of an argument
- a statement that does validly follow from given premises
- an admission or statement binding on the party making it; estoppel
- the close of a pleading or of a conveyance
Word Origin for conclusion
Word Origin and History for conclusion
late 14c., "deduction or conclusion reached by reasoning," from Old French conclusion "conclusion, result, outcome," from Latin conclusionem (nominative conclusio), noun of action from past participle stem of concludere (see conclude). Also, from late 14c. "the end" (usually of speech or writing), "closing passages of a speech or writing."
Idioms and Phrases with conclusion
see foregone conclusion; jump to a conclusion.