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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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On July 6, after four extensions in the original six-month deadline to conclude all three cases, the court announced its verdict in the Avenfield reference.
To this Khawaja replied and said it would be impossible for him to conclude arguments within given date adding that 'I am not as active as you (CJ),'
In theAl Azizia reference, statements of all witnesses have been recorded, while the cross-examination of the investigation officer is yet to conclude.
East Borneo orangutans, including the groups that Goossens' team studied, face a high risk of extinction within the next few decades, the researchers conclude. Major survival threats come from forest destruction to develop oil palm--tree plantations and from illegal hunting.
The fact that the interview in Seibert was continuous and conducted by the same officer led the Court to conclude that it would be difficult for the defendant to understand the nature of the protections afforded by the Miranda rights and the consequences of waiving those rights.
69-136 (3) concludes, in two hypothetical situations, that differential payments made by civilian employers to "former" employees who have been called to active duty in the U.S.
Key to understanding the "reasonable to conclude" exception is the presumption established by the SEC.
As Senior Attorney Erik Olson of the NRDC explains, "Although the FDA has adopted some of the EPA's regulatory standards, it has decided not to adopt others and has not even ruled on some points after several years of inaction." In a 1999 report, the NRDC concludes that bottled water quality is probably not inferior to average tap water, but Olson (the report's principal author) says that gaps in the weak regulatory framework may allow careless or unscrupulous bottlers to market substandard products.
(2) Nonetheless, he concludes that "the association between estrogen use and ovarian cancer should be worrisome enough for clinicians to consider carefully whether to suggest estrogen-only [hormone replacement therapy]."
The MH-60S multimission helicopter entered operational evaluation, expected to conclude in January 2002.
Jaguszewski and Probst conclude that "there are more questions than answers," but more research is needed concerning the use of electronic resources and that use's impact on the print collection.