[fi.nal] adj [ME, fr. MF, fr. L finalis, fr. finis boundary, end] (14c) 1 a: not to be altered or undone "all sales are ~" b: of or relating to a concluding court action or proceeding "~ decree"
2: coming at the end: being the last in a series, process, or progress "the ~ chapter"
3: of or relating to the ultimate purpose or result of a process "our ~ goal" syn see last -- fi.nal.ly adv
final n (1609): something that is final: as a: a deciding match, game, heat, or trial--usu. used in pl. b: the last examination in a course--often used in pl.