Origin of conclusive
Examples from the Web for conclusive
Finding that conclusive link, however, seems unlikely given the track record of these studies.
There is conclusive proof that Russia has been shelling Ukraine since at least July 16th, the day before MH17 was shot down.Russia’s Military Is Already in East Ukraine. Will There Be a Full-Scale Invasion?|James Miller|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There remains no conclusive evidence as to what happened on or to the plane.The Surprisingly Good Flight 370 Novel: Author Scott Maka Defends His Controversial Book|Tim Teeman|June 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So do the “best ever” arguments which of course have no conclusive answers but are part of what makes being a sports fan fun.Peyton Manning and Tom Brady Don’t Control Their Own Legacies|Evin Demirel|January 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Our conflicts are similar to managing deadly outbreaks of disease, with clear, conclusive victories seldom known or celebrated.
Such figures are a conclusive answer to charges of the sweeping character we have quoted.Railway Rates: English and Foreign|J. Grierson
His French accent, as Sir William records it, was most satisfactory, and a conclusive proof of his bon-fides.In the Name of the Bodleian and Other Essays|Augustine Birrell
These facts are most conclusive regarding the relatively greater frequency of the affection in men.
Cromwell having thus been shut up to accept all or none, the Bill passed the third and conclusive reading on Friday, Jan. 19.The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660|David Masson
Either side, when presented alone, appears to be conclusive.Elementary Theosophy|L. W. Rogers
British Dictionary definitions for conclusive
Word Origin and History for conclusive
1610s, "occurring at the end," from French conclusif, from Late Latin conclusivus, from conclus-, past participle stem of concludere (see conclude). Meaning "definitive, decisive, convincing" (putting an end to debate) is from 1640s. Related: Conclusiveness.