a quo

[ ah-kwoh; English ey-kwoh ]
/ ɑˈkwoʊ; English eɪˈkwoʊ /

Latin.

from which; following from: used as a point of departure, as for an idea or plan.

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terminus a quo
[ ter-mi-noo s ah kwoh; English tur-muh-nuh s ey kwoh ]
/ ˈtɛr mɪˌnʊs ɑ ˈkwoʊ; English ˈtɜr mə nəs eɪ ˈkwoʊ /

noun Latin.

the end from which; beginning; starting point; earliest limiting point.
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British Dictionary definitions for a quo

terminus a quo
/ Latin (ˈtɜːmɪˌnʊs ɑː ˈkwəʊ) /

noun

the starting point; beginning

Word Origin for terminus a quo

literally: the end from which
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