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Definitions for finality
faɪˈnæl ɪ tifi·nal·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. finality, conclusiveness, decisivenessnoun

    the quality of being final or definitely settled

    "the finality of death"


  1. finalitynoun

    The state of "being final"; the condition from which no further changes occur

    The finality of my father's death suddenly hit me; there would be no more bedtime stories, no more games of catch in the back yard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Finalitynoun

    the state of being final, finished, or complete; a final or conclusive arrangement; a settlement

  2. Finalitynoun

    the relation of end or purpose to its means

  3. Etymology: [L. finalitas the being last.]


  1. Finality

    Finality, in law, is the concept that certain disputes must achieve a resolution from which no further appeal may be taken, and from which no collateral proceedings may be permitted to disturb that resolution. For example, in some jurisdictions, a person convicted of a crime may not sue their defense attorney for incompetence or legal malpractice if the civil lawsuit would call into question the finality of the criminal conviction. Finality is considered to be important because, absent this there would be no certainty as to the meaning of the law, or the outcome of any legal process. The importance of finality is the source of the concept of res judicata - that the decisions of one court are settled law, and may not be retried in another case brought in a different court.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of finality in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of finality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of finality in a Sentence

  1. Justin Brown:

    If they had said no, that would have been it, there would have been this incredible finality to it. But now the door's open.

  2. John J. Ferguson:

    I suppose that the nearer a conception comes towards finality, the nearer the dynamic relation out of which this concept arose, inevitably draws to a close. So it may be surmised, on one hand, to know is to lose. It may be argued, then, tis better to be ignorant, and blissful!

  3. Rashad Byrdsong:

    When we talk about violence, the details in the newspaper are the finality that we're reading about. There are a lot of small violent episodes occurring in these young men's lives that led up to the article, there are a lot of systemic and structural impediments that prevent the advancement of a certain group of people.

  4. Mark Greenberg:

    The Attorney General claims that Mr. Marsh’s cert possibilities expired in August of 2018. That’s not true, mr. Marsh, let’s assume that everything the court is intimating and the attorney general is saying about the finality of this judgment in October 2018, Mr. Marsh could have pursued a cert petition from that reinstatement of judgment.

  5. Steve Vladeck:

    Let's get finality, americans don't need to be jerked around when it comes to their health care.

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