The latest possible date for something.
- This should provide a date of c.70 B.C. as a terminus ante quem non for this occupation layer.
- In fact, the chapter's conclusion only states a terminus a quo with any conviction, while his earlier confidence regarding a terminus ante quem seems to disappear unexplainably.
- This may well mark the arrival of the first copies for sale in America, and thus give a terminus ante quem for the publication of the completed set.
Latin, literally 'end before which'.
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Syllabification: ter·mi·nus an·te quem
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