- precluding further controversy on the questions passed upon: The judicial determination of the Supreme Court is final.
- determining all issues presented, so that no further decision upon the merits of the issues is necessary: a final judgment or decree.
- the last and decisive game, match, contest, or round in a series, as in sports.
- the last, usually comprehensive, examination in a course of study.
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Contemporary Examples of final
The program has not made a final selection on which upgrades will actually be included in future versions of the F-35.Pentagon Misfires in Stealth Jet Scandal
January 8, 2015
It used to carry livestock but sailed its final voyage with a hold full of Syrian men, women, and children.Ghost Ships of the Mediterranean
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January 6, 2015
I had the opportunity to appear on the popular Sons of Anarchy series in their final season.Porn Stars on the Year in Porn: Drone Erotica, Belle Knox, and Wild Sex
December 27, 2014
This final episode of Extras is the perfect Christmastime escape for those who prefer the bittersweet to the saccharine.The Top 10 Nontraditional Christmas TV Episodes
December 25, 2014
The Newsroom aired its final episode on Sunday, already an eternity ago in news-cycle terms.A Few Great Men Too Many: Aaron Sorkin Doesn’t Think You Can Handle the Truth
December 21, 2014
Historical Examples of final
"Settle the best you can," was his final direction to Coplen.
When they had gone, he went back to the work of final adjustment.
When he had eaten, he sat with his coffee for a final smoke of deliberation.
It has, moreover, received the final stamp of scientific approval.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
The final volume, by her own request, she received in print.De Libris: Prose and Verse
Word Origin for final
early 14c., from Old French final and directly from Latin finalis "of or pertaining to an end, concluding, final," from finis "end" (see finish). As a noun, late 14c., "that which comes last;" meaning "final contest" in a sporting sense is from 1880. As a shortening of final examination, from 1880.
see in the final analysis.