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Terminus a quo

“Terminus a quo” is a Latin phrase that translates to “the starting point” or “the point from which.” It is commonly used in legal and scholarly contexts to refer to the beginning or starting point of a particular period of time, event, or process. In legal contexts, it often refers to the starting date from which a statute of limitations or a period of time under consideration begins to run.

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