Conclusive presumption
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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  • Conclusive presumption — Presumption Pre*sump tion (?; 215), n. [L. praesumptio: cf. F. pr[ e]somption, OF. also presumpcion. See {Presume}.] 1. The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conclusive presumption — see presumption Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Conclusive presumption — A conclusive presumption (also known as an irrebuttable presumption) is a type of presumption used in several legal systems. England and Wales In English law, a conclusive presumption is a presumption of law that cannot be rebutted by evidence… …   Wikipedia

  • conclusive presumption — Exists when an ultimate fact is presumed to be true upon proof of another fact, and no evidence, no matter how persuasive, can rebut it; an example is the presumption that a child less than a specified age is unable to consent to sexual… …   Black's law dictionary

  • conclusive presumption — Exists when an ultimate fact is presumed to be true upon proof of another fact, and no evidence, no matter how persuasive, can rebut it; an example is the presumption that a child less than a specified age is unable to consent to sexual… …   Black's law dictionary

  • conclusive presumption — A presumption so peremptorily drawn from specific facts in evidence that the law will not permit it to be rebutted, Brandt v Morning Journal Asso. 81 App Div 183, 185, 80 NYS 1002; in effect, a rule of substantive law, to be applied by the court… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • conclusive presumption — noun A matter that deemed by law to be true, and therefore provides no opportunity for evidence to the contrary to be presented. See Also: conclusively presumed …   Wiktionary

  • conclusive presumption — supposition not given to refutation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • presumption — pre·sump·tion /pri zəmp shən/ n: an inference as to the existence of a fact not certainly known that the law requires to be drawn from the known or proven existence of some other fact conclusive presumption: a presumption that the law does not… …   Law dictionary

  • Presumption — Pre*sump tion (?; 215), n. [L. praesumptio: cf. F. pr[ e]somption, OF. also presumpcion. See {Presume}.] 1. The act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; the act of assuming or taking for granted; belief upon incomplete proof. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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