Terminus

Ter"mi*nus

(?), n.;
pl. Termini (#).
[L. See Term.] 1. Literally, a boundary; a border; a limit.
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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.
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3. Hence, any post or stone marking a boundary; a term. See Term, 8.
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4. Either end of a railroad line; also, the station house, or the town or city, at that place.
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