terminus a quo


terminus a quo

noun \-ˌä-ˈkwō\

Definition of TERMINUS A QUO

1
:  a point of origin
2
:  a first limiting point in time

Origin of TERMINUS A QUO

New Latin, literally, limit from which
First Known Use: circa 1555

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