terminus ad quem

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin terminus ‎(limit) + ad ‎(up to) + quem ‎(which), the accusative of quī ‎(what). Literally meaning "the limit up until which".

Noun[edit]

terminus ad quem ‎(plural termini ad quem)

  1. the latest possible date of a non-punctual event (period, era, etc.)
  2. an objective or goal

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