Legal Definition and Related Resources of Final

Meaning of Final

Last, conclusive. See Final judgment .

Final Alternative Definition

In practice. As applied to hearings, orders, decisions, etc., that which terFINALIS CONCORDIA minates the action, as distinguished from “interlocutory.” Final Decree. A decree which finally disposes of the whole question, so that nothing further is left for the court to adjudicate upon. See 2 Daniell, Ch. Pr. (Perkins Ed.) 1199, note. A decree which terminates all litigation on the same right. 1 Kent, Comm. 316. A decree which disposes ultimately of the suit. Adams, Eq. 375. After such decree has been pronounced, the cause is at an end, and no further hearing can be had. Id. 388. A decree which puts an end to the proceedings of the parties in that court. 44 Ala. 478; 95 N. C. 271, A decree which so fixes the rights of the parties that it can be carried into effect without further inquiry thereon. Final Judgment. A judgment which puts an end to the action by declaring that the plaintiff has either entitled himself, or has not, to recover the remedy he sues for. 3 Bl. Comm. 398. A judgment which determines a particular cause, and terminates all litigation on the same right. 1 Kent, Comm. 316. A judgment which cannot be appealed from, but is perfectly conclusive as to the matter adjudicated upon. 24 Pick. (Mass.) 300; 2 Pet. (U. S.) 294; 6 How. (U. S.) 201, 209. A determination of the rights of the parties to the particular suit, though not of all their rights with reference to the subject matter of the suit, is final. 1 Cal. 134. To constitute a final judgment, the case must be finally disposed of as to all parties. 52 U. S. 22; 11 Or. 72; 1 Mo. App. 365. Final Process. “Writs of execution; process issued for the execution of a final judgment. So called to distinguish them from “mesne process,” which includes all process issuing before judgment rendered. Final Sentence. That pronounced on the conclusion of the case, as distinguished from the interlocutory sentences rendered during its progress

Synonyms of Final


  • closing
  • completing
  • concluding
  • conclusive
  • conclusory
  • crowning
  • decisive
  • definitive
  • determinative
  • end
  • ending
  • extreme
  • extremus
  • finishing
  • irrevocable
  • last
  • rearmost
  • supreme
  • terminal
  • terminating
  • terminational
  • terminative
  • ultimate
  • ultimus
  • unappealable
  • without appeal
  • Associated Concepts: final accounting
  • final adjudication
  • final and conclusive
  • final award
  • final conviction
  • final decision
  • final decree
  • final determination
  • final disposition
  • final finding
  • final hearing
  • final judgment
  • final offer
  • final order
  • final settlement
  • final submission

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