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 for conclusion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Conclusion \Con*clu"sion\, n. [F., fr. L. conclusio. See
     Conclude.]
     1. The last part of anything; close; termination; end.
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              A fluorish of trumpets announced the conclusion of
              the contest.                          --Prescott.
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     2. Final decision; determination; result.
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              And the conclusion is, she shall be thine. --Shak.
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     3. Any inference or result of reasoning.
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     4. (Logic) The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the
        necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two
        related propositions called premises. See Syllogism.
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              He granted him both the major and minor, but denied
              him the conclusion.                   --Addison.
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     5. Drawing of inferences. [Poetic]
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              Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes
              And still conclusion.                 --Shak.
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     6. An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be
        drawn. [Obs.]
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              We practice likewise all conclusions of grafting and
              inoculating.                          --Bacon.
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     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 position. --Wharton.
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     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.
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              Like the famous ape,
              To try conclusions, in the basket creep. --Shak.
  
     Syn: Inference; deduction; result; consequence; end;
          decision. See Inference.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  conclusion
      n 1: a position or opinion or judgment reached after
           consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the opposition";
           "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied
           with the panel's determination" [syn: decision,
           determination, conclusion]
      2: an intuitive assumption; "jump to a conclusion"
      3: the temporal end; the concluding time; "the stopping point of
         each round was signaled by a bell"; "the market was up at the
         finish"; "they were playing better at the close of the
         season" [syn: stopping point, finale, finis, finish,
         last, conclusion, close]
      4: event whose occurrence ends something; "his death marked the
         ending of an era"; "when these final episodes are broadcast
         it will be the finish of the show" [syn: ending,
         conclusion, finish] [ant: beginning]
      5: the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the
         proposition that must follow from the major and minor
         premises of a syllogism) [syn: conclusion, ratiocination]
      6: the act of ending something; "the termination of the
         agreement" [syn: termination, ending, conclusion]
      7: a final settlement; "the conclusion of a business deal"; "the
         conclusion of the peace treaty"
      8: the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to
         say..." [syn: conclusion, end, close, closing,
         ending]
      9: the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden
         of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly" [syn:
         decision, determination, conclusion]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  233 Moby Thesaurus words for "conclusion":
     PS, Parthian shot, Z, accommodation, addendum, adjustment,
     affirmance, affirmation, aftermath, afterthought, allegation,
     announcement, annunciation, apodosis, appendix, arrangement,
     assertion, asseveration, assumption, attitude, averment,
     avouchment, avowal, back matter, bitter end, catastrophe, cease,
     ceasing, cessation, chorus, clear, climate of opinion, climax,
     close, closing, closure, coda, codicil, cogent, colophon,
     common belief, community sentiment, compelling, completing,
     completion, conceit, concept, conception, conclusive,
     consensus gentium, consequence, consequent, consideration,
     consummation, continuance, continuation, convincing, corollary,
     crack of doom, creed, culmination, curtain, curtains, death,
     decease, deciding, decisive, declaration, deduction, definitive,
     denouement, derivation, descendant, desistance, destination,
     destiny, determinant, determinate, determination, determinative,
     dictum, doom, double take, dying words, dynasty, effect, end,
     end point, end result, ending, enunciation, envoi, epilogue,
     eschatology, estimate, estimation, ethos, expiration, eye, fate,
     feeling, final result, final solution, final twitch, final words,
     finale, finality, finis, finish, finishing, follow-through,
     follow-up, full development, general belief, goal, heir, idea,
     illation, impression, incontrovertible, induction, inference,
     ipse dixit, irrefragable, irrefutable, izzard, judgment, last,
     last act, last breath, last gasp, last things, last trumpet,
     last words, latter end, lights, line, lineage, manifesto,
     maturation, maturity, mind, mystique, notion, observation,
     offspring, omega, opinion, parting shot, payoff, perfection,
     period, peroration, personal judgment, point of view,
     popular belief, position, position paper, positive declaration,
     posterity, postface, postfix, postlude, postscript, posture,
     precise, predicate, predication, presumption, prevailing belief,
     proclamation, profession, pronouncement, proposition, protest,
     protestation, public belief, public opinion, quietus,
     ratiocination, reaction, refrain, resolution, resting place,
     ripeness, rounding off, rounding out, say, say-so, saying, sealing,
     second thought, sentiment, sequel, sequela, sequelae, sequelant,
     sequent, sequitur, settlement, sight, signature, signing,
     solemnization, stance, stand, statement, stop, stoppage,
     stopping place, subscript, successor, suffix, supplement,
     swan song, tag, telling, term, terminal, termination, terminus,
     theory, thinking, thought, topping off, unambiguous, unanswerable,
     utterance, view, vouch, way of thinking, windup, word
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONCLUSION, practice. Making the last argument or address to the court or 
  jury. The party on whom the onus probandi is cast, in general has the 
  conclusion. 
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONCLUSION, remedies. An estoppel; a bar; the act of a man by which he has 
  confessed a matter or thing which he can no longer deny; as, for example, 
  the sheriff is concluded by his return to a writ, and therefore, if upon a 
  capias he return cepi corpus, he cannot afterwards show that he did not 
  arrest the defendant, but is concluded by his return. Vide Plowd. 276, b; 3 
  Tho. Co. Litt. 600. 
  
  

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