conclusion [kən klo͞o′zhən]
[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 before
b) the last step in a reasoning process; judgment, decision, or opinion formed after investigation or thought
c) the third and last part of a syllogism
d) the last of a chain of events; outcome
2. an act or instance of concluding; final arrangement (of a pact, treaty, etc.)
3. Law
a) the findings of a court as to the existence of an alleged fact or the application of a particular law
b) the closing of a plea or address to a court or jury
in conclusion
lastly; in closing
try conclusions with
Old-fashioned to engage in an argument or contest with

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