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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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The important thing is to avoid the rapid leap to conclusions.