Con*clu"sion (?), n. [F., fr. L.
conclusio. See Conclude.] 1.
The last part of anything; close; termination;
A fluorish of trumpets announced the
conclusion of the contest.
2. Final decision; determination;
And the conclusion is, she shall be
3. Any inference or result of
4. (Logic) The inferred
proposition of a syllogism; the necessary consequence of the
conditions asserted in two related propositions called premises.
He granted him both the major and minor, but
denied him the conclusion.
5. Drawing of inferences.
Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes
And still conclusion.
6. An experiment, or something from which
a conclusion may be drawn. [Obs.]
We practice likewise all conclusions of
grafting and inoculating.
7. (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
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. Mozley & W. -- In conclusion.
(a) Finally. (b) In
short. -- To try conclusions, to make
a trial or an experiment.
Like the famous ape,
To try conclusions, in the basket creep.
Syn. -- Inference; deduction; result; consequence; end;
decision. See Inference.