Terminus

Definition of Terminus

Ter´mi`nus
n.1.Literally, a boundary; a border; a limit.
2.(Myth.) The Roman divinity who presided over boundaries, whose statue was properly a short pillar terminating in the bust of a man, woman, satyr, or the like, but often merely a post or stone stuck in the ground on a boundary line.
3.Hence, any post or stone marking a boundary; a term. See Term, 8.
4.Either end of a railroad line; also, the station house, or the town or city, at that place.

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