terminus ad quem

noun

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

Examples of terminus ad quem in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such is, of course, the entire purpose of our systems of uniform laws and the terminus ad quem of the Uniform Law Commission. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, literally, limit to which

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of terminus ad quem was in 1549

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“Terminus ad quem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terminus%20ad%20quem. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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