Conclusion

Con*clu"sion

(?), n. [F., fr. L. conclusio. See Conclude.] 1. The last part of anything; close; termination; end.
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A fluorish of trumpets announced the conclusion of the contest.
Prescott.
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2. Final decision; determination; result.
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And the conclusion is, she shall be thine.
Shak.
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3. Any inference or result of reasoning.
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4. (Logic) The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two related propositions called premises. See Syllogism.
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He granted him both the major and minor, but denied him the conclusion.
Addison.
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5. Drawing of inferences. [Poetic]
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Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes
And still conclusion.
Shak.
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6. An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn. [Obs.]
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We practice likewise all conclusions of grafting and inoculating.
Bacon.
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7. (Law) (a) The end or close of a pleading, e.g., the formal ending of an indictment, "against the peace," etc. (b) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position. Wharton.
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Conclusion to the country (Law), the conclusion of a pleading by which a party "puts himself upon the country," i.e., appeals to the verdict of a jury. Mozley & W. -- In conclusion. (a) Finally. (b) In short. -- To try conclusions, to make a trial or an experiment.
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Like the famous ape,
To try conclusions, in the basket creep.
Shak.

Syn. -- Inference; deduction; result; consequence; end; decision. See Inference.
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