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terminus ante quem

Definitions

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  • n. the date before which a document must have been written
  • n. the date before which an archaeological artifact must have been deposited

Etymologies

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From the Latin terminus ("a boundary, a limit") and ante ("before") and quem ("which"), the accusative of quī ("what"). Literally meaning "the limit before which".

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