Galatians 4:4 - 5
NKJV - 4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law. 5 To redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
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I would say that it refers to the exact, unique point in history when, in God's omniscience, circumstances were such that all the specific prophecies related to the appearance, life, and redeeming work of Christ had been or could be fulfilled, and also when the status and location of Israel within the world of the Roman Empire would enable the gospel message to be disseminated with maximum effectiveness with respect to both time and geography.
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