Origin of conclusive
Examples from the Web for conclusiveness
He didn't ask how Ellen happened to know about him, and Bentley himself considered the proof entirely lacking in conclusiveness.Astounding Stories, June, 1931|Various
Nothing can exceed the conclusiveness of experiments of this character.Sleep and Its Derangements|William A. Hammond
However that may be, the question is there, and it is of itself fatal to the conclusiveness of the argumentum ex machina.
But the conclusiveness of these facts disappears when the circumstances and changed conditions of the case appear.The Mystery of the Pinckney Draught|Charles C. Nott
The evidence is cumulative its conclusiveness is found in its mass, in the concurrence of all its disconnected indications.The Color Line|William Benjamin Smith
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.