Ne plus ultra
Ne plus ultra Ne plus ul"tra [L., no further; ne no, not + plus more + ultra beyond.] 1. The uttermost point to which one can go or attain; hence, the summit of achievement; the highest point or degree; the acme. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A prohibition against proceeding further; an insuperable obstacle or limiting condition. [Obs. or R.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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