conclusory

[ kuh n-kloo-suh-ree ]
/ kənˈklu sə ri /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. conclination,
  2. conclude,
  3. conclusion,
  4. conclusive,
  5. conclusively,
  6. concoct,
  7. concoction,
  8. concomitance,
  9. concomitancy,
  10. concomitant

Origin of conclusory

First recorded in 1840–50; see origin at conclusive, -ory1

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Word Origin and History for conclusory

conclusory

adj.

1846, "pertaining to a conclusion," from stem of conclusion + -ory. Probably coined because the secondary "decisive" sense had come to predominate in conclusive.

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