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Definition of "conclusory" []

  • Conclusive. (adjective)
  • 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). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "conclusory" in a sentence
  • "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.”"
  • "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 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."
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