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1 : a judgment or opinion inferred from relevant facts [our upon the present evidence "Missouri v. Illinois, 200 U.S. 496 (1905)"]
2 a : a final summarizing (as of a closing argument)
b : the last or closing part of something
3 : an opinion or judgment offered without supporting evidence
: an allegation made in a pleading that is not based on facts set forth in the pleading
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.