con·clu·sion /kən-'klü-zhən/ n
1: a judgment or opinion inferred from relevant facts
our conclusion upon the present evidenceMissouri v. Illinois, 200 U.S. 496 (1905)
2 a: a final summarizing (as of a closing argument)
b: the last or closing part of something
3: an opinion or judgment offered without supporting evidence; specif: an allegation made in a pleading that is not based on facts set forth in the pleading

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

I (determination) noun adjudication, arbitrament, ascertainment, assessment, authoritative opinion, conclusio, consideration, decision, declaration, decree, deduction, derived principle, discernment, estimation, evaluation, final judgment, finding, inference, judgment, observation, opinion, persuasion, pronouncement, realization, 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 II (outcome) noun cessation, close, closure, 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, result, resultance, resultant action, termination, upshot foreign phrases:
- Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequent. — 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.
III index adjudication, alternative (option), amount (result), belief (something believed), belief (stare of mind), cessation (termination), choice (decision), concept, consequence (conclusion), conviction (persuasion), defeasance, denouement, destination, determination, development (outgrowth), diagnosis, discharge (performance), disposition (determination), dissolution (termination), divorce, end (termination), expiration, extremity (death), finality, finding, generalization, holding (ruling of a court), inference, judgment (discernment), judgment (formal court decree), observation, opinion (belief), opinion (judicial decision), payoff (result), position (point of view), result, ruling, verdict

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) An ending.
(2) A final opinion arrived at through examination of facts and logical reasoning.

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

1) In a trial, the end of all evidence being introduced and final arguments made, so nothing more can be presented.
2) In a trial or court hearing, a final determination of the facts by the jury or judge or a judge's decision on the law. (See also: conclusion of fact, conclusion of law)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

   1) in general, the end.
   2) in a trial, when all evidence has been introduced and final arguments made, so nothing more can be presented, even if a 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.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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