Suppose you have a series of objects (first-second-third-fourth). Here the fourth object is the last object and the first object is the first object. But what is a word to call first, second and third objects?
First objects? non-last objects?.... Please note that the number of objects can be arbitrary.
Update As some asked where I needed this I should say I needed this word when I wanted to learn Persian to someone, I said
In a conjunction combined of multiple sentences with passive verbs, you can use contracted form for .... verbs and the full form for the last verb.
I meant for the verbs but the last.