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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conclusive  \Con*clu"sive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  conclusif.] 
  Belonging  to  a  close  or  termination;  decisive;  convincing; 
  putting  an  end  to  debate  or  question;  leading  to  or 
  involving,  a  conclusion  or  decision. 
 
  Secret  reasons  .  .  .  equally  conclusive  for  us  as  they 
  were  for  them  --Rogers. 
 
  {Conclusive  evidence}  (Law),  that  of  which  from  its  nature, 
  the  law  allows  no  contradiction  or  explanation. 
 
  {Conclusive  presumption}  (Law),  an  inference  which  the  law 
  makes  so  peremptorily  that  it  will  not  allow  it  to  be 
  overthrown  by  any  contrary  proof,  however  strong. 
 
  Syn:  Final;  ultimate;  unanswerable.  See  {Final}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conclusive 
  adj  1:  forming  an  end  or  termination;  especially  putting  an  end  to 
  doubt  or  question;  "conclusive  proof";  "the  evidence 
  is  conclusive"  [ant:  {inconclusive}] 
  2:  final  and  deciding;  "the  conclusive  reason" 
  3:  expressing  finality  with  no  implication  of  possible  change; 
  "an  absolute  (or  unequivocal)  quarantee  to  respect  the 
  nation's  authority";  "inability  to  make  a  conclusive  (or 
  unequivocal)  refusal"  [syn:  {absolute}] 




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