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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