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term

A statue comprising a head of the ancient Roman god Terminus on a pillar that tapers slightly towards the bottom. Terms were used for marking the boundary of area or estate by ancient Romans. [See also: 'herm']

herms or terms, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, England

Photograph of the double row of terms, also known as herms, at Chatsworth, Derbyshire,  England. Photograph copyright: Sarah Jackson, 2005.