from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive. See Synonyms at decisive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Pertaining to a conclusion
- adj. Providing an end to something; decisive.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Belonging to a close or termination; decisive; convincing; putting an end to debate or question; leading to, or involving, a conclusion or decision.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Decisive of argument or questioning; dispelling doubt; finally deciding; leading to a conclusion or determination.
- Specifically, bringing about or leading to a logical conclusion; conforming to the rules of the syllogism.
- In law, possessing such weight and force as not to admit of contradiction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question
From French conclusif, from Late Latin conclusivus, from Latin conclūsīvē ("conclusively"), from past participle of concludere (Wiktionary)