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conclusory

[kuh n-kloo-suh-ree] /kənˈklu sə ri/
adjective
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; see conclusive, -ory1
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Examples for conclusory
  • conclusory statement based on facts not in evidence.
  • Thus, the details of the affidavit demonstrate its content is not merely conclusory hearsay.
  • It is not enough for a plaintiff to offer only conclusory allegations or a simple recital of the elements of a claim.
  • Mere conclusory or generalized allegations cannot support a request for nondisclosure.
  • Mere conclusory statements that more time is needed because of other pressing business will not suffice.
  • Proof of that allegation will require more than a conclusory statement.
Word Origin and History for conclusory
adj.

1846, "pertaining to a conclusion," from stem of conclusion + -ory. Probably coined because the secondary "decisive" sense had come to predominate in conclusive.

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