What does finality mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word finality.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. finality, conclusiveness, decisiveness(noun)

    the quality of being final or definitely settled

    "the finality of death"


  1. finality(Noun)

    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. Finality(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. finalitas the being last.]

  2. Finality(noun)

    the relation of end or purpose to its means

    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.

How to pronounce finality?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say finality in sign language?

  1. finality


  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. Motley Rice:

    The aim is to form a united group vested with the power to negotiate, vote on and deliver finality if there is an opportunity to negotiate a settlement.

  2. Ann Johnson:

    You get pulled right back into it and it also means there’s a finality, somehow I always thought he would just walk up and say, ‘Here I am. I had amnesia.’.

  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. Doug Jones:

    Given the questions and mitigating issues involved in this case -- and the finality of a death sentence -- a delay is warranted to provide time for a thorough review of all the facts and circumstances to truly ensure that justice is done.

  5. 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!

Images & Illustrations of finality

  1. finalityfinalityfinalityfinalityfinality

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for finality

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for finality »


Find a translation for the finality definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:

Discuss these finality definitions with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


    "finality." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 8 Mar. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/finality>.

    Are we missing a good definition for finality? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    be hungry; go without food
    • A. famish
    • B. embellish
    • C. affront
    • D. emanate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for finality:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.