GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Law) that of which, from its nature, the law allows no contradiction or explanation.
“But I was not well assured of the reasons for the trustfulness and admiration of the smaller birds for the fierce-looking fellow who spends most of his time fishing, until direct and conclusive evidence was forthcoming.”
“But conclusive evidence exists of the date of the death of Smith's father in a receipt for his funeral expenses, which is in the possession of Professor Cunningham, and which, as a curious illustration of the habits of the time, I subjoin in a note below. [”
“Although there is no conclusive evidence that the Templars were the masterminds behind the underground alchemical network, we do know that the ‘inner circle’ were interested in alchemy—as we have seen in the proximity of alchemical centres such as Alet-les-Bains to Templars commanderies.”
“Cannily, he does not claim it as the only possible connection, because there is no conclusive evidence for it, but he admits that it is the most plausible.”
“Dr. Tarnower was best known as the author of The Scarsdale Diet, so his death seemed to provide conclusive evidence that diets could be bad for your health.”
“Some further bargaining takes place with the Council on the 18th of January 1516, but, a few days after the death of Giovanni Bellini at the end of November in the same year, fresh resolutions are passed postponing the grant to Titian of Bellini's patent; notwithstanding which, there is conclusive evidence of a later date to show that he is allowed the full enjoyment of his “Senseria in Fontego di Tedeschi” (sic), with all its privileges and immunities, before the close of this same year, 1516.”
“In his Annals of an English Abbey Froude allowed “Robert Fitzwilliam” to pass for Robert Fitzwalter in his proofs, and upon this conclusive evidence that Froude was unfit to write history Freeman pounced with triumphant exultation.”
“That they did so in post-Babylonian times we have conclusive evidence in the Maccabaean coins; and it is highly probable that this was the ease also in earlier times.”
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