terminus ad quem(redirected from Terminus post quem)
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ter·mi·nus ad quem(tĕr′mĭ-no͝os′ äd kwĕm′, tûr′mə-nəs ăd)
1. A goal or finishing point.
2. A final limiting point in time: The date of the author's death was the only terminus ad quem for the manuscript.
[Latin, limit to which.]
terminus ad quem(ˈtɜːmɪˌnʊs æd ˈkwɛm)
the aim or terminal point
[literally: the end to which]