Ulterior object
Ulterior Ul*te"ri*or, a. [L., comp. of ultra, ultro, beyond, on the other side, properly cases of an old adjective, formed with a comparative suffix, which is akin to OL. uls beyond, L. olim formerly, hereafter, orig., at that time, ille that, OL. olle, ollus. Cf. {Outrage}.] 1. Situated beyond, or on the farther side; thither; -- correlative with hither. [1913 Webster]

2. Further; remoter; more distant; succeeding; as, ulterior demands or propositions; ulterior views; what ulterior measures will be adopted is uncertain. [1913 Webster]

{Ulterior motive}, {Ulterior object} or {Ulterior aim}, a motive, object or aim beyond that which is avowed. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ulterior — Ul*te ri*or, a. [L., comp. of ultra, ultro, beyond, on the other side, properly cases of an old adjective, formed with a comparative suffix, which is akin to OL. uls beyond, L. olim formerly, hereafter, orig., at that time, ille that, OL. olle,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ulterior aim — Ulterior Ul*te ri*or, a. [L., comp. of ultra, ultro, beyond, on the other side, properly cases of an old adjective, formed with a comparative suffix, which is akin to OL. uls beyond, L. olim formerly, hereafter, orig., at that time, ille that, OL …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ulterior motive — Ulterior Ul*te ri*or, a. [L., comp. of ultra, ultro, beyond, on the other side, properly cases of an old adjective, formed with a comparative suffix, which is akin to OL. uls beyond, L. olim formerly, hereafter, orig., at that time, ille that, OL …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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