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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·clu·sion n.
 1. The last part of anything; close; termination; end.
    A fluorish of trumpets announced the conclusion of the contest.   --Prescott.
 2. Final decision; determination; result.
    And the conclusion is, she shall be thine.   --Shak.
 3. Any inference or result of reasoning.
 4. Logic The inferred proposition of a syllogism; the necessary consequence of the conditions asserted in two related propositions called premises. See Syllogism.
    He granted him both the major and minor, but denied him the conclusion.   --Addison.
 5. Drawing of inferences. [Poetic]
 Your wife Octavia, with her modest eyes
 And still conclusion.   --Shak.
 6. An experiment, or something from which a conclusion may be drawn. [Obs.]
    We practice likewise all conclusions of grafting and inoculating.   --Bacon.
 7. Law (a) The end or close of a pleading, e.g., the formal ending of an indictment, “against the peace,” etc. (b) An estoppel or bar by which a person is held to a particular position.
 Conclusion to the country Law, the conclusion of a pleading by which a party “puts himself upon the country,” i.e., appeals to the verdict of a jury. --Mozley & W.
 In conclusion. (a) Finally. (b) In short.
 To try conclusions, to make a trial or an experiment.
 Like the famous ape,
 To try conclusions, in the basket creep.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Inference; deduction; result; consequence; end; decision. See Inference.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·try n.; pl. Countries
 1. A tract of land; a region; the territory of an independent nation; (as distinguished from any other region, and with a personal pronoun) the region of one's birth, permanent residence, or citizenship.
    Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred.   --Gen. xxxxii. 9.
 I might have learned this by my last exile,
 that change of countries cannot change my state.   --Stirling.
 Many a famous realm
 And country, whereof here needs no account   --Milton.
 2. Rural regions, as opposed to a city or town.
    As they walked, on their way into the country.   --Mark xvi. 12 (Rev. Ver. ).
    God made the covatry, and man made the town.   --Cowper.
    Only very great men were in the habit of dividing the year between town and country.   --Macaulay.
 3. The inhabitants or people of a state or a region; the populace; the public. Hence: (a) One's constituents. (b) The whole body of the electors of state; as, to dissolve Parliament and appeal to the country.
 All the country in a general voice
 Cried hate upon him.   --Shak.
 4. Law (a) A jury, as representing the citizens of a country. (b) The inhabitants of the district from which a jury is drawn.
 5. Mining. The rock through which a vein runs.
 Conclusion to the country. See under Conclusion.
 To put one's self upon the country, or To throw one's self upon the country, to appeal to one's constituents; to stand trial before a jury.