Literally, "that than which there is no higher."

Isn't high school Latin fun? Ceteris paribus, fifty-cent-word-wise, it was the ne plus ultra of courses.

Ne plus ul"tra (?). [L., no further; ne no, not + plus more + ultra beyond.]


The uttermost point to which one can go or attain; hence, the summit of achievement; the highest point or degree; the acme.


A prohibition against proceeding further; an insuperable obstacle or limiting condition. [Obs. or R.]


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