Easter term


Definition of Easter term

1 : the term from April 15 to May 8 during which the superior courts of England were formerly open — compare hilary term, trinity term
2 or less commonly Easter sitting : the sitting of the High Court of Justice of England between April 21 and May 29

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First Known Use of Easter term

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Easter term.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Easter%20term. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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