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Adjective: ulterior  úl'teer-ee-u(r)
  1. Lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed (especially being kept in the background or deliberately concealed)
    "looked too closely for an ulterior purpose in all knowledge";
    - subterranean, subterraneous
  2. Beyond or outside an area of immediate interest; remote
    "a suggestion ulterior to the present discussion"; "without...any purpose, immediate or ulterior"
  3. Coming at a subsequent time or stage
    "without ulterior argument";
    - later, posterior

See also: covert, distant, remote, subsequent

Encyclopedia: Ulterior