terminus a quo

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noun \-ˌä-ˈkwō\

Definition of terminus a quo

  1. 1 :  a point of origin

  2. 2 :  a first limiting point in time

Origin and Etymology of terminus a quo

New Latin, literally, limit from which


First Known Use: circa 1555


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