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ultimacy

[uhl-tuh-muh-see]
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noun, plural ul·ti·ma·cies.
  1. the state or quality of being ultimate.
  2. a basic or fundamental quality: to question the ultimacies of one's religious beliefs.

Origin of ultimacy

First recorded in 1835–45; ultim(ate) + -acy
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  • It proves one thing, at any rate—I have no monopoly of the quality of ultimacy!

    The Whirligig of Time

    Wayland Wells Williams

  • You have what one might call a sense of ultimacy—is there such a word?

    The Whirligig of Time

    Wayland Wells Williams

  • "Well, you must at least let me believe in the ultimacy of your finding your profession," insisted Madge.

    The Whirligig of Time

    Wayland Wells Williams

  • One side proclaims the ultimacy of order—that of some old order which conduces to its own interest.

  • "I'm afraid you can't make me believe in my own ultimacy, no matter how hard you try," said Harry.

    The Whirligig of Time

    Wayland Wells Williams