conclusory

adjective

con·​clu·​so·​ry kən-ˈklüs-rē How to pronounce conclusory (audio)
-ˈklü-sə-
: consisting of or relating to a conclusion or assertion for which no supporting evidence is offered
conclusory allegations

Examples of conclusory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Officials have to demonstrate specific harm that would come from release of specific documents, rather than broad, conclusory allegations. Travis Loller, ajc, 17 Dec. 2022 On all these legal questions, Cannon's consideration of these issues was superficial and conclusory. Jennifer Rodgers, CNN, 6 Sep. 2022 Plaintiff’s allegations of racial animus are nothing more than conclusory, speculative assumptions apparently premised upon hearsay statements by unknown and unknowable actors. Ted Glanzer, Hartford Courant, 29 Aug. 2022 Any conclusory evaluation of Green is entirely premature. Rahat Huq, Chron, 24 Jan. 2022 In its view, Domen’s allegations of bad faith were too conclusory to survive a motion to dismiss. Jack Greiner, The Enquirer, 17 Mar. 2021 Plaintiffs offer nothing more than conclusory allegations that the ballot initiative statutes were applied based on content. Eric Heisig, cleveland.com, 3 Sep. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

see conclude

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conclusory was in 1923

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“Conclusory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conclusory. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

conclusory

adjective
con·​clu·​so·​ry kən-ˈklü-sə-rē How to pronounce conclusory (audio)
: consisting of or relating to a conclusion or assertion for which no supporting evidence is offered
conclusory allegations
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