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Definition of Final
FinalFinal Fi"nal, a. [F., fr. L. finalis, fr. finis boundary,
limit, end. See Finish.]
1. Pertaining to the end or conclusion; last; terminating;
ultimate; as, the final day of a school term.
Yet despair not of his final pardon. --Milton.
2. Conclusive; decisive; as, a final judgment; the battle of
Waterloo brought the contest to a final issue.
3. Respecting an end or object to be gained; respecting the
purpose or ultimate end in view.
Final cause. See under Cause.
Syn: Final, Conclusive, Ultimate.
Usage: Final is now appropriated to that which brings with it
an end; as, a final adjustment; the final judgment,
etc. Conclusive implies the closing of all discussion,
negotiation, etc.; as, a conclusive argument or fact;
a conclusive arrangement. In using ultimate, we have
always reference to something earlier or proceeding;
as when we say, a temporary reverse may lead to an
ultimate triumph. The statements which a man finally
makes at the close of a negotiation are usually
conclusive as to his ultimate intentions and designs.
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