terminus a quo
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Related to terminus a quo: terminus ad quem
ter·mi·nus a quo(tĕr′mĭ-no͝os′ ä kwō′, tûr′mə-nəs ā)
1. A starting point or origin.
2. A first point in time: The terminus a quo for the Middle Ages is often considered the fall of Rome in 476.
[Latin terminus ā quō, limit from which.]
terminus a quo(ˈtɜːmɪˌnʊs ɑː ˈkwəʊ)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the starting point; beginning
[literally: the end from which]
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