What does ultimatum mean?

Definitions for ultimatum
ˌʌl təˈmeɪ təm, -ˈmɑ-ul·ti·ma·tum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ultimatum(noun)

    a final peremptory demand

Wiktionary

  1. ultimatum(Noun)

    a final statement of terms or conditions made by one party to another, especially one that expresses a threat of reprisal or war

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ultimatum(noun)

    a final proposition, concession, or condition; especially, the final propositions, conditions, or terms, offered by either of the parties in a diplomatic negotiation; the most favorable terms a negotiator can offer, the rejection of which usually puts an end to the hesitation

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  1. Ultimatum

    An ultimatum is a demand whose fulfillment is requested in a specified period of time and which is backed up by a threat to be followed through in case of noncompliance. An ultimatum is generally the final demand in a series of requests. As such, the time allotted is usually short, and the request is understood not to be open to further negotiation. The threat which backs up the ultimatum can vary depending on the demand in question and on the other circumstances. The word is used in diplomacy to signify the final terms submitted by one of the parties in negotiation for settlement of any subject of disagreement. It is accompanied by an intimation as to how refusal will be regarded. English diplomacy has devised the adroit reservation that refusal will be regarded as an "unfriendly act", a phrase which serves as a warning that the consequences of the rupture of negotiations will be considered from the point of view of forcing a settlement. This opens up a variety of possibilities, such as good offices, mediation, the appointment of a commission of inquiry, arbitration, reprisals, pacific blockade and war.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ultimatum

    The final conditions upon which any proposition or treaty with an enemy can be ratified.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ultimatum

    A term used in military negotiations, to express the final conditions upon which any proposition or treaty can be ratified.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ultimatum in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ultimatum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of ultimatum in a Sentence

  1. Carl DeMaio:

    Once Josh Newman is recalled, we will issue an ultimatum : either you rescind the tax or we will go after you.

  2. Kazuhiko Fuji:

    I would suspect the U.S. will just hand China an ultimatum. No wonder the U.S. yield curve is almost inverting again.

  3. Jorge Arreaza:

    Europe is giving us eight days? Where do you get that you have the power to establish a deadline or an ultimatum to a sovereign people?

  4. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras:

    Our responsibility is for the future of our country. This responsibility obliges us to respond to the ultimatum through the sovereign will of the Greek people.

  5. Misty Daugereaux:

    She [ the manager ] said you need to cover up or leave, she gave me the ultimatum. And I said,' Well, you show me in your policy where I need to cover up and I'll leave.' And, she was telling me that it was not right, that I needed to cover up. It was their policy. And I said,' Well, you can go call whoever you need to call, but I'm not leaving for breastfeeding my son.'.

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