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summation

n. the final argument of an attorney at the close of a trial in which he/she attempts to convince the judge and/or jury of the virtues of the client's case. (See: closing argument)

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summation

the concluding statements made by opposing counsel in a case before a court.
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This finding suggests conditional, rather than summational, control by the context.
Neither of these brief sections, unfortunately, offers any true synthesis of the topic: nowhere does one find in this study a summational account of this widespread but relatively circumscribed topos.
Perhaps because his style of ecstatic finality became largely affirmative-unlike the later style of Beethoven, whose mixture of conventionality and soaring sublimity is too unsettling to be comfortable Strauss's autumnal summational statements in the Oboe Concerto, Metamorphoses and the Four Last Songs for soprano and orchestra do not point outward, do not suggest what his earlier music under- or misinterprets in the program or text, do not leave one with the impression of a mismatch or incongruity of some sort.