- terms (n.) "limiting conditions," early 14c.; see TERM (Cf. term). Hence expressions such as come to terms, make terms, on any terms, etc. Meaning "standing, footing, mutual relations," as in expression on good terms (with someone), is recorded from 1540s.
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