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ULNAGE

Alnage, (which see.)

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ULTERIOR MOTIVE

the motive that is hidden or concealed with the intention of being kept secret.

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ULTIMA RATIO

Lat. The last argument ; the last resort; the means last to be resorted to. Ultima voluntas testatoris est perim- plenda secundum veram intentionem suam. Co. Litt. 322. The last will of a testator is to be fulfilled according to his true intention.

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ULTIMATE CONSIGNEE

Intended shipment recipient that is not the agent or bank where it is consigned to for purpose of delivery.

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ULTIMATE CONSUMER

Individual or group that consumes services and goods.

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ULTIMATE FACTS

In pleading and practice. Facts in issue; opposed to probative or evidential facts, the latter being such as serve to establish or disprove the issues. Kahn v. Central Smelting Co., 2 Utah, 379. And see FACT.

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ULTIMATE LOAD

Load of the absolute maximum a structure can bear without it failing.

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ULTIMATE NET LOSS

the sum that the insurer or its representatives are legally required to pay through legal ruling or settlement. This sum can included medical and investigative costs.

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ULTIMATE STRENGTH

The absolute load maximum a structure can stand before it will fail.

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ULTIMATUM

Lat. The last. The final and ultimate proposition made in negotiating a treaty, or a contract, or the like.

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ULTIMUM SUPPLICIUM

Lat. The extreme punishment; the extremity of punishment ; the punishment of death. 4 Bl. Comm. 17. Ultimum supplicium esse mortem so- lam interpretamur. The extremest punishment we consider to be death alone. Dig. 48, 19, 21.

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ULTIMUS HiERES

Lat. The last or remote heir; the lord. So called iu contra- distinction to the /tares proximus and the hceres remotior. Dalr. Feud. Prop. 110.

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ULTRA

Lat Beyond; outside of; in excess of. Damages ultra, damages beyond a sum paid into court.

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ULTRA LARGE CRUDE CARRIER (ULCC)

Oil tanker with a dead weight tonnage, DWT, betweem250,000 and 500,000.

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ULTRA VIRES

A body exercising an invalid excess or power of authority.

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ULTRA VIRES ACTIVITIES

Corporate activities at odds with the charter.

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ULTRA WIDE BAND (UWB)

Wireless technology like Bluetooth able to transmit large bites of data over a short distance and over a wide band frequency and spectrum.

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ULTRASONIC INSPECTION

Technique used to locate defects in matter by passing sound energy through the material.

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ULTRASOUND

Sound waves that have a frequency above 20,000Hz and cannot be heard by humans.

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ULTRAVIOLET (UV) RAYS

Solar radiation that is invisible lying just beyond the violet end of a visible spectrum. Wavelength from 10 to 400 nanometres that harms living tissue.

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