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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·clude v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concluded; p. pr. & vb. n. Concluding.]
 1. To shut up; to inclose. [Obs.]
    The very person of Christ [was] concluded within the grave.   --Hooker.
 2. To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace. [Obs.]
    For God hath concluded all in unbelief.   --Rom. xi. 32.
    The Scripture hath concluded all under sin.   --Gal. iii. 22.
 3. To reach as an end of reasoning; to infer, as from premises; to close, as an argument, by inferring; -- sometimes followed by a dependent clause.
    No man can conclude God's love or hatred to any person by anything that befalls him.   --Tillotson.
    Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith.   --Rom. iii. 28.
 4. To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide.
 But no frail man, however great or high,
 Can be concluded blest before he die.   --Addison.
    Is it concluded he shall be protector?   --Shak.
 5. To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
    I will conclude this part with the speech of a counselor of state.   --Bacon.
 6. To bring about as a result; to effect; to make; as, to conclude a bargain. “If we conclude a peace.”
 7. To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar; -- generally in the passive; as, the defendant is concluded by his own plea; a judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence argument.
    If therefore they will appeal to revelation for their creation they must be concluded by it.   --Sir M. Hale.
 Syn: -- To infer; decide; determine; settle; close; finish; terminate; end.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : occurring at or forming an end or termination; "his
            concluding words came as a surprise"; "the final
            chapter"; "the last days of the dinosaurs"; "terminal
            leave" [syn: final, last, terminal]