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conclusion

n. 1) in general, the end. 2) in a trial, the end of all evidence has been introduced and final arguments made, so nothing more can be presented, even if lawyer thinks of something new or forgotten. 3) in a trial or court hearing, a final determination of the facts by the trier of fact (jury or judge) and/or a judge's decision on the law. (See: conclusion of fact, conclusion of law)

conclusion

(Determination), noun adjudication, ascertainment, assessment, authoritative opinnon, conclusio, consideration, decision, declaration, decree, deduction, derived principle, discernment, estimation, evaluation, final judgment, finding, inference, judgment, observation, opinion, persuasion, pronouncement, reasoned judgment, report, resolution, resolve, result, result ascertained, result of judicial inquest, ruling, settling, solution, surmise, valuation, verdict, view
Associated concepts: conclusion as to intent, conclusion as to motive, conclusion of a trial, conclusion of guilt, conclusion of innocence, conclusion of law, conclusion of mixed law and fact

conclusion

(Outcome), noun cessation, close, completeness, completion, conclusio, consequence, consequent, consummation, culmination, denouement, effect, effectuation, end, end product, end result, ending, eventuality, final result, finale, finalty, finis, finish, fulfillment, last stage, outcome, outgrowth, product, repercussion, resultance, resultant action, termination, upshot
Foreign phrases: Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequentia.A conclusion as to the use of a thing from its abuse is invalid. Inclusio unius est exclusio alterius. The inclusion of one is the exclusion of another. In propria causa nemo judex. No one can be judge in his own cause. Negatio conclusionis est error in lege. The denial of a conclusion is in error in law.
See also: adjudication, alternative, amount, belief, cessation, choice, concept, consequence, conviction, death, decision, defeasance, denouement, destination, determination, development, diagnosis, discernment, discharge, disposition, divorce, end, expiration, extremity, finality, finding, generalization, holding, inference, judgment, observation, opinion, option, outgrowth, payoff, performance, persuasion, point of view, position, result, ruling, termination, verdict

conclusion

1 an admission or statement binding on the party making it; ESTOPPEL.
2 the close of a pleading or of a conveyance. See also CONCLUSIONS.

CONCLUSION, practice. Making the last argument or address to the court or jury. The party on whom the onus probandi is cast, in general has the conclusion.

CONCLUSION, remedies. An estoppel; a bar; the act of a man by which he has confessed a matter or thing which he can no longer deny; as, for example, the sheriff is concluded by his return to a writ, and therefore, if upon a capias he return cepi corpus, he cannot afterwards show that he did not arrest the defendant, but is concluded by his return. Vide Plowd. 276, b; 3 Tho. Co. Litt. 600.

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Jumping to conclusions and leaking information, however, had come from the agency itself this time although the watchdog's performance is supposed to be objective and free of any political exploitation.
When a friend of victim's advocate Tate McCormik is murdered, McCormik is certain the killer was an enraged domestic violence group member, while Detective Joe Healey knows that jumping to conclusions is ill-advised at best.
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Until the prosecutor releases his findings, little good can come from jumping to conclusions.
He says educators should consider the source of the study before jumping to conclusions.
ALEX Hamilton, the Wrexham FC owner, last night accused the town's MP Ian Lucas of jumping to conclusions about a land deal allowing him to acquire the freehold of the club's Racecourse.
The material makes for wonderful discussion matter, and reinforces the significance of honesty and carefully researching the facts before forming an opinion or jumping to conclusions.
Not jumping to conclusions means listening to what the resident is really concerned about and then responding to it rather than assuming the obvious.
But the Home Office must look carefully at the reasons for what is reportedly the first walk-out since 1195 before jumping to conclusions.
Maybe M Murray should find outmore about the fire service before jumping to conclusions.
This book contains valuable lessons about jumping to conclusions, prejudice, and defending your honor.
It's OK if you don't want to go to her party, but could you be jumping to conclusions by assuming she wants to be your BFF?