con·clu·sive adj
1: of, relating to, or being a conclusion
2: putting an end to debate or question esp. by reason of inability to be refuted
con·clu·sive·ly adv
con·clu·sive·ness n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (determinative) adjective absolute, apparent, ascertained, assured, categorical, certain, conspicuous, definite, demonstrated, evident, final, guaranteed, immutable, incommutable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indefeasible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, irrefragable, irrefutable, irrepealable, irrevocable, mandatory, obligatory, positive, tested, tried, ultimate, unambiguous, unchallengeable, unchangeable, uncontested, undeniable, undoubted, unequivocal, unimpeachable, unmistakable, unquestionable associated concepts: conclusive admission, conclusive beyond a reasonable doubt, conclusive evidence, conclusive judgment, conclusive presumption, conclusive presumption of validity, conclusive proof II (settled) adjective ascertained, beyond dispute, certus, clear, closing, complete, completed, completing, completive, conclusory, confirming, culminating, decided, decisive, definitive, determining, evidential, extreme, final, finished, finishing, terminal, terminative, ultimate associated concepts: conclusive adjudification, conclusive as to the facts III index categorical, certain (fixed), certain (positive), clear (certain), cogent, complete (ended), convincing, crucial, decisive, definite, definitive, demonstrable, determinative, extreme (last), final, inappealable, incontestable, incontrovertible, last (final), official, positive (incontestable), reliable, ultimate, unalienable, undeniable, undisputed, unmistakable, valid

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Proving something beyond doubt; decisive.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

Determinative; beyond dispute or question. That which is conclusive is manifest, clear, or obvious. It is a legal inference made so peremptorily that it cannot be overthrown or contradicted.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Determinative; beyond dispute or question. That which is conclusive is manifest, clear, or obvious. It is a legal inference made so peremptorily that it cannot be overthrown or contradicted.

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