termination


termination
termination (n.) late 14c., "authoritative resolution of a matter," from O.Fr. terminacion and directly from L. terminationem (nom. terminatio) "a fixing of boundaries, bounding, determining," from pp. stem of terminare "to limit, end" (see TERMINUS (Cf. terminus)). Meaning "end of a person's employment" is recorded from 1961; meaning "artificial end of a pregnancy" is attested from 1969; sense of "assasination" is recorded from 1975.

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