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terminus ad quem

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A goal or finishing point.
  • n. A final limiting point in time: The date of the author's death was the only terminus ad quem for the manuscript.

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  • n. the latest possible date of a non-punctual event (period, era, etc.)
  • n. an objective or goal

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  • n. final or latest limiting point

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin, limit to which.

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From the Latin terminus ("limit") + ad ("up to") + quem ("which"), the accusative of quī ("what"). Literally meaning "the limit up until which".

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