conclusion

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conclusion

1. the last main division of a speech, lecture, essay, etc.
2. Logic
a. a statement that purports to follow from another or others (the premises) by means of an argument
b. a statement that does validly follow from given premises
3. Law
a. an admission or statement binding on the party making it; estoppel
b. the close of a pleading or of a conveyance
References in classic literature ?
The conclusions which had thereupon suggested themselves to Sir Patrick's mind were six in number.
Wallace, who is now studying the natural history of the Malay archipelago, has arrived at almost exactly the same general conclusions that I have on the origin of species.
But her nearest friend might say, and say truly, "Your premises are right, your logic is faultless, but your conclusion is wrong, nevertheless; she is an Old Master--she is beautiful, but only to such as know her; it is a beauty which cannot be formulated, but it is there, just the same.
But probable as this seems, it is by no means a proven conclusion.
In conclusion, the arms of others either fall from your back, or they weigh you down, or they bind you fast.
He made accurate examination of it by the aid of some instruments, and came to the conclusion that it was carved from a lump of lodestone.
In his mind, a painful process was going on which he could not bring to a conclusion.
He has come to the conclusion," Cathcart said, "that the scheme is impracticable altogether and the concessions worthless.
It was probable that such a combination would happen again, was going to happen now, and, once more, in the bright-lighted cabaret, he would sit on a chair, Del Mar on one side, and on the other side beloved Steward with a glass of beer before him--all of which might be called "leaping to a conclusion"; for conclusion there was, and upon the conclusion Michael acted.
I republish the story with its original conclusion unaltered, but with such occasional additions and improvements as will, I hope, render it more worthy of attention at the present time.
Whatever it may be," Emily said, "it is my conclusion, too.
The woman seized the opportunity of gossiping about me and my affairs, and my wife's quick perception drew the right conclusion unerringly.