foregone conclusion


noun

an inevitable conclusion or result.
a conclusion, opinion, or decision formed in advance of proper consideration of evidence, arguments, etc.

Nearby words

  1. foregift,
  2. foreglimpse,
  3. forego,
  4. foregoing,
  5. foregone,
  6. foregone conclusion, a,
  7. foreground,
  8. foregut,
  9. forehand,
  10. forehanded

Origin of foregone conclusion

First recorded in 1595–1605

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British Dictionary definitions for foregone conclusion

foregone conclusion

noun

an inevitable result or conclusion
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