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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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Greek government dismissed on Friday media reports that international lenders issued a one week ultimatum to June 4 for the achievement of a debt deal after Thursday's Euro Working Group talks in Brussels.
Well, they can't meet a phase of the chemical disarmament exactly to the date, so let them know we can use force," he said, citing an example of an ultimatum.
These issues are not solved with ultimatums even though NLA's veterans have the right to alarm about the situation.
During a press conference, at the conclusion of his discussions with his Icelandic counterpart, Ossur Skarphedinsson, in Moscow on Tuesday, Lavrov said "It is important now to stop using ultimatums with Syria as the Syrian issue can't be solved through the ultimatums resorted to by some countries including the members of the Arab League (AL).
Mottaki's ultimatum language was met by some jaw dropping, some anger and some laughter.
Then, when I was 24, he gave me an ultimatum - marriage or nothing.
So all the to-ing and fro-ing, ultimatums and brinkmanship are everyday grist to the mill and, actually, what enlivens what is, after all, just another business negotiation.
Now he's issued an ultimatum to the Blues majority shareholder Carson Yeung.
I am not going to give ultimatums of one, two or 10 matches.
Conflict resolution and practice show us that ultimatums issued in multiparty forums typically reveal two things: severe power imbalances between the two parties, which is what the ultimatum is designed by the more powerful to exploit; and a corresponding lack of openness and good will on the part of the party that has thrown down the gauntlet.
BDI assesses that Imer Selmani is trying to score low political points with strange political ultimatums.
So while I don't believe ultimatums are the best way to get a reluctant groom to the altar, you could be one of the lucky ones.