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ultimatum

noun condition, demand, exaction, exxrema condicio, final condition, final offer, final proposal, final proposition, last offer, notice, proposition, provision, proviso, requirement, requisite, specification, stipulation, threat, warning
See also: canon, charge, claim, command, condition, demand, dictate, dun, mandate, notice, requirement, warning

ULTIMATUM. The last proposition made in making a contract, a treaty, and the like; as, the government of the United States has given its ultimatum, has made the last proposition it will make to complete the proposed treaty. The word also means the result of a negotiation, and it comprises the final determination of the parties concerned in the object in dispute.

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Belarus had announced an earlier ultimatum Thursday, requiring a higher transit fee to be paid by Moscow.
The ultimatum to produce peace, by the Israelis, and the warning of a coming conflagration, by the Syrians, should naturally register in Washington.
A Malian negotiator told AFP late Saturday that AQIM had put the ultimatum back to an unspecified date.
That killed the dramatic ultimatum after just 72 hours.
The ultimatum did not include any message about one of the over-riding concerns of the rulers of Japan that the Imperial house be preserved (a natural response of self preservation for all 'supreme' rulers).
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The Times, quoting European, American and Iranian officials, said Igor Ivanov, secretary of the Russian National Security Council, delivered the ultimatum in Moscow last week to Ali Hosseini Tash, Iran's deputy chief nuclear negotiator.
resident, was given an ultimatum by the FBI: become a federal informant within his Muslim community in San Francisco, or else.
The European Commission decided on 28 June to send an ultimatum to Italy (a reasoned opinion - the final stage prior to action before the Court of Justice) regarding implementation of the Directive on the promotion of biofuels (2003/30/EC).