Easter term

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Easter term was in 1530

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“Easter term.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Easter%20term. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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