terminus quo

terminus a quo

[ter-mi-noos ah kwoh; English tur-muh-nuhs ey kwoh] ,
Latin.
the end from which; beginning; starting point; earliest limiting point.
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terminus a quo (ˈtɜːmɪˌnʊs ɑː ˈkwəʊ)
 
n
the starting point; beginning
 
[literally: the end from which]

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