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noun: A demand made before an ultimatum.
From Latin paene (almost) + ultimus (last). Earliest documented use: 1791.
“Loeser made an ultimatum, which they both knew was at best a penultimatum or an antepenultimatum.”
Ned Beauman; The Teleportation Accident; Sceptre; 2012.
[If you are especially kind, consider giving a preantepenultimatum as well. -Ed.]
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The world is changed not by the self-regarding, but by men and women prepared to make fools of themselves. -P.D. James, novelist (3 Aug 1920-2014)