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1. Conclusive.
2. Law Relating to or being a conclusion of fact presented without the statement of specific supporting evidence upon which the conclusion is based: conclusory findings.
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(kənˈkluːsərɪ) or


of, relating to, or involving an end or conclusion
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But Mirrors also signaled a certain conclusionary gesture, not simply because it appeared after the great Arab disaster of 1967, but because it was with this book that Mahfouz looked definitively beyond the socio-historic parameters of the day, returning once more to stories of the past, imagined and otherwise.
We have clarified that "[w]hile a PSR generally bears sufficient indicia of reliability, '[b]ald, conclusionary statements do not acquire the patina of reliability by mere inclusion in the PSR.'" United States v.
* the appellants' submissions that 'under s 588FF(3)(b) the court makes an order that a stated longer period is the period within which an application may be made by a liquidator for orders under s 588F(1), in relation to the transaction' is incorrect; such a submission was found to be 'conclusionary in character ...
Engaging over 1,200 students, the knowledge sharing sessions explored a range of topics; including innovation, planning, critical thinking, evaluating market competition, sales, negotiation and company models and structuring, with conclusionary group presentations to present new marketable products.
When they do say that the claim has been considered and rejected on harmless-error grounds, their explanation for why they regard any possible error as harmless is ordinarily brief and unrevealing, often conclusionary, almost always immune to criticism or review because it is case-specific and therefore opaque to anyone not thoroughly familiar with the record of the particular case.
(80) Essentially, the courts have agreed that once prison officials provide sufficient justification that a policy which burdens a prisoner's free exercise right is the least restrictive means of maintaining order and discipline, then "the courts must defer to the expertise judgment of prison officials." (81) While not expounding upon what they would consider as sufficient justification, the circuit courts were clear in that they would not accept "conclusionary statements and post hoc rationalizations." (82)
The course of the human river, however, keeps going on and maybe, just as it started out in its evolutionary course, it will proceed into its conclusionary one.
Here again, introductory (and in this case, conclusionary) claims to an argument that 'the black Frankenstein monster is insistently as much about aesthetic form as racial theme' (228) are made.
(751) The court, rejecting the appellant's "conclusionary assertions," (752) cited Murphy for the required specific showing of prejudice, Lee (1981) for the trial court's discretion to sever, Guyon for severance where defenses are so antagonistic that fairness demands it, and Cart and Lee (1981) for "truly conflicting and antagonistic defenses marked by opposition, hostility or discord," and not "mere apprehensions," being required.
Pacifica with the conclusionary remarks by Justice Stevens in Pacifica:
But even if it were clearly understood that this assertion would be no more than a conclusionary label attached to considerations which focus upon the limitations of the American judicial process, rather than upon the constitutional grants of power to the political departments of the government, I would regard such an 'escalation' as undesirable ....
Berkowitz's opinions were wholly conclusionary, and based on mere conjecture and assumptions that were contrary to the medical records and facts.