ulto

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ultimo

[uhl-tuh-moh]
adverb
in or of the month preceding the current one: on the 12th ultimo. Abbreviation: ult., ulto. Compare instant ( def 11 ), proximo.

Origin:
1575–85; < Latin ultimō (mēnse or diē) in the last (month) or on the last (day)

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ultimo (ˈʌltɪˌməʊ)
 
adv
instant Compare proximo ult. in or during the previous month: a letter of the 7th ultimo
 
[C16: from Latin ultimō on the last]

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ultimo
"in the month preceding the present," 1616, common in abbreviated form ult. in 18c.-19c. correspondence and newspapers, from L. ultimo (mense) "of last (month)," abl. sing. masc. of ultimus "last" (see ultimate). Earlier it was used in the sense of "on the last day of the month specified" (1582).
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