from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Conclusive.
  • adj. Law Convincing, but not so much so that contradiction is impossible; not justified or supported by all the facts: "Perfunctory and conclusory findings of the magistrate . . . did not comport with requirements of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” ( National Law Journal).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a conclusion; conclusive.
  • adj. Law: Offering a conclusion without supporting factual evidence; question-begging.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Conclusive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Conclusive.


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  • Here, the Complaint alleges in conclusory fashion and upon information and belief that defendant used “an online media distribution system” to download and distribute certain alleged copyrighted recordings to the public, and/or to make such recordings “available for distribution to others.”

    New motion to drop RIAA case

  • Anyway, your opponents (the majority) have proven responsive to arguments about benefits, but do not want to confer the special status that comes along with marriage, largely because to do so would require them to violate a key component of their religion (which in short, conclusory manner is: man and woman are different, their union as one unique).

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • The trial court determined that "conclusory" allegations contained in the defendant's affidavit supporting the motion were failed to create a factual issue sufficient to warrant a hearing.

    NY Court of Appeals

  • DGSource's profits were "conclusory" and provided without context.

    Chicago IP Litigation Blog

  • The panel majority found Applicant's evidence "conclusory" and lacking in sufficient detail as to the extent of media recognition and exposure.

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  • The court dismisses Plaintiffs 'allegations of recklessness as being purely "conclusory" because Plaintiffs failed to plead specific acts constituting recklessness.

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  • No longer did courts have to accept the allegations of the complaint as true; the Court said that conclusory allegations of fact should be ignored by federal courts.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • Don't make conclusory statements about doctrine like: there is a contract in this case because there was an offer, an acceptance and consideration. Good Advice for Law Exam Takers

  • What would be nice, however, is less baseless repetition of conclusory talking-points and more reliance on rational thinking.

    Poll of Polls: Obama more popular than his policies

  • Analysis please, not just naked conclusory talking-points.

    Poll of Polls: Obama more popular than his policies


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