Conclusive evidence
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. [1913 Webster]

Secret reasons . . . equally conclusive for us as they were for them. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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