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Terminus

Terminus
 <term-meen-nis>

A final goal.  A boundary. A finish point.

"THE END" is the terminus for a movie.

n.; pl. Termini (#). [L. See Term.] 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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