Definition of TERM,


TERM,

practice. The space of time during which a court holds a
session; sometimes the term is a monthly, at others it is a quarterly period,
according to the constitution of the court.


2. The whole term is considered as but one day so that the judges may at
any time during the term, revise their judgments. In the computation of the
term all adjournments are to be included. 9 Watts, R. 200. Courts are presumed
to know judicially when their terms are required to be held by public law. 4
Dev. R. 427. See, 1 generally, Peck, R. 82; 6 Yerg. R. 395; 7 Yerg. R. 365; 6
Rand. R. 704; 2 Cowen, R. 445; 1 Cowen, R. 58; 5 Binn. R. 389; 4 S. & R.
507 5 Mass. R. 195, 435.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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