terminus a quo

[ ter-mi-noos ah kwoh; English tur-muh-nuhs ey kwoh ]

nounLatin.
  1. the end from which; beginning; starting point; earliest limiting point.

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British Dictionary definitions for terminus a quo

terminus a quo

/ Latin (ˈtɜːmɪˌnʊs ɑː ˈkwəʊ) /


noun
  1. the starting point; beginning

Origin of terminus a quo

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literally: the end from which

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