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
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Although Shooters is supposed to be an ethnographic study of a particular subculture, near the end Kohn leaps to conclusions about the broader gun control debate.
But Sowell leaps to conclusions without adequate evidence and oversimplifies complex issues, although he frequently lectures the advocates of affirmative action for committing these same mistakes.
Before anyone leaps to conclusions I am a Tory, I know that my constituency, North Durham, the longest held and possible the strongest held Labour seat, will never elect a Conservative MP.