- conclusion [kən klo͞o′zhən]n.[ME & OFr < L conclusio, a closing, conclusion < pp. of CONCLUDE]1. the end or last part; specif.,a) the last division of a discourse, often containing a summary of what went beforeb) the last step in a reasoning process; judgment, decision, or opinion formed after investigation or thoughtc) the third and last part of a syllogismd) the last of a chain of events; outcome2. an act or instance of concluding; final arrangement (of a pact, treaty, etc.)3. Lawa) the findings of a court as to the existence of an alleged fact or the application of a particular lawb) the closing of a plea or address to a court or jury——————in conclusionlastly; in closing——————try conclusions withOld-fashioned to engage in an argument or contest with
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.