1The point at which something ends or finishes.
- Hence the terminus ad quem can by no possibility be referred to a date later than the last decade but two of the second century.
- Instead they have, in effect, imposed their own terminus ad quem, being the date of the raising of the present action.
- The text provides no date by which the terminus ad quem (a final limiting point in time) can be fixed.
1.1An aim or goal.
Latin, literally 'end to which'.
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