n. The last part of anything; close; termination; end. Final decision; determination; result. Any inference or result of reasoning. (Logic) The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two related propositions called premises. See Syllogism. Drawing of inferences. An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn.
- (Law) (a) The end or close of a pleading, e.g., the formal ending of an indictment, 'against the peace,' etc. (b) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position. Conclusion to the country.
- (Law), the conclusion of a pleading by which a party 'puts himself upon the country,' i.e., appeals to the verdict of a jury.
- In conclusion. (a) Finally. (b) In short.
- To try conclusions, to make a trial or an experiment.
Syn. - Inference; deduction; result; consequence; end; decision. See Inference.
- Practice. Making the last argument or address to the court or jury. The party on whom the onus probandi is cast, in general has the conclusion.