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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)

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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.
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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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"I don't know what the answer is, so I'd appreciate it if you didn't just jump to conclusions because I don't know what the answer is."
It might not be wise to jump to conclusions after the Spring Mile, even if a bias seems apparent.
It always makes sense to jump to conclusions. It's impossible not to jump to conclusions; we're wired for speed that way.
Natalja Kitam, representative at the ministry, said that while it was too early to jump to conclusions, there have been signs for some time that the worst may be over, especially since the unemployment figure has remained unchanged for five weeks.
Summary: Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned Thursday against attempts to instigate sectarian strife, urging Lebanese not to jump to conclusions before investigations into security incidents are concluded.
DON'T be too quick to jump to conclusions. You never know - he may have bought the earrings as a surprise gift for you.
Summary: American President Barack Obama urged Americans on Friday not to jump to conclusions on the motive behind the mass shooting at the sprawling Fort Hood army base in Texas.
But they also warned supporters not to jump to conclusions about the cause in a country with a recent history of political violence.
Being well over 78 although not Welsh, but having lived in four English cities, I don't jump to conclusions about race or nationality, especially by the pigmentation of a person's skin.
Many times, investigators may jump to conclusions, resulting in negative consequences when those initial presumptions do not pan out.
As lupus researchers continue to investigate other environmental causes, "we need to be open-minded, but not jump to conclusions," Diamond says.
"Many analyzers cannot read silicon or aluminum or other critical elements, and users tend to jump to conclusions about the metal based on the programmed categorization, as opposed to using the information from the spectrometer to infer and draw independent and more reasonable conclusions," he says.