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Conclusive Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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]
Conclusive Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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.
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  • Conclusive presumption: A conclusive presumption (also known as an irrebuttable presumption) is a type of presumption used in several legal systems. ...
  • Conclusive evidence: Conclusive Evidence may refer to: The original title of Vladimir Nabokov's memoir Speak, Memory A synonym for the colloquial term ...

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* Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. - Ann Landers


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  • Malaysia Airlines Plane MH370: Relatives Erupt in Fury Over Death Certificates
    Distressed relatives of the passengers on missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 have expressed outrage over the suggestion that they will be sent death certificates for their loved ones, without any "conclusive proof" as to how they died. The move has plunged the Malaysian Government into further embarrassment after a recent opinion poll showed more th Read more on this news related to 'Conclusive'
  • Scientists identify source of mysterious sound in the Southern Ocean
    ( NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center ) Scientists have conclusive evidence that the source of a unique rhythmic sound, recorded for decades in the Southern Ocean and called the 'bio-duck,' is the Antarctic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis). First described and named by submarine personnel in the 1960s who thought it sounded like a duck, the bio-d Read more on this news related to 'Conclusive'
  • We have 'conclusive evidence' that Edward Snowden leaks hurt UK national security, say spy chiefs
    The 'evidence' claims suspected terror cells and individuals disappeared from the intelligence radar after the American revealed information on techniques used by the British listening station GCHQ Read more on this news related to 'Conclusive'

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