Definition of finality
1a : the character or condition of being final, settled, irrevocable, or completeb : the condition of being at an ultimate point especially of development or authority
2 : something final; especially : a fundamental fact, action, or belief
Examples of finality in a Sentence
“It won't work,” he said, with an air of finality.
Recent Examples of finality from the Web
Gondor and Resh said the newest settlement represents a sense of finality for a case that consumed their lives.
My students, whether urban or suburban, crave false finality.
While this death had a sign of finality, Barbossa was killed by Jack Sparrow in the first film, 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and resurrected in 2006's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
Each fresh outrage perpetrated against Strzeminski is recorded with a thudding finality.
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First Known Use of finality
FINALITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of finality for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of being final or finished and not able to be changed
FINALITY Defined for Kids
Definition of finality for Students
: the condition of being final or complete the finality of the decision
Legal Definition of finality
1 : the state or condition of being final
2 : the principle that appeals may only be taken from final orders or judgments
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