terminus ad quem


terminus ad quem

noun \-ˌäd-ˈkwem\

Definition of TERMINUS AD QUEM

1
:  a goal, object, or course of action :  destination, purpose
2
:  a final limiting point in time

Origin of TERMINUS AD QUEM

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

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