terminus a quo

[ter-mi-noo s ah kwoh; English tur-muh-nuh s ey kwoh]
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British Dictionary definitions for terminus a quo

terminus a quo

noun
  1. the starting point; beginning

Word Origin for terminus a quo

literally: the end from which
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