Meaning of terminus ad quem*

ter•mi•nus ad quem

Pronunciation: (ter'mi-noos" äd kwem' Eng. tûr'm&schwa-n&schwas ad kwem'), [key]
— Latin. Latin.
  1. the end to which; aim; goal; final or latest limiting point.
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