Hilary term

Hil·​a·​ry term | \ ˈhilərē-\

Definition of Hilary term

1 chiefly British

a : the term from January 11 to 31 during which the superior courts of England were formerly open — compare easter term , michaelmas term
b or less commonly hilary sitting : the sitting of the High Court of Justice of England between January 11 and the Wednesday before Easter
2 chiefly British : the second academic term in a British university beginning in mid January and ending before Easter

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History and Etymology for Hilary term

after St. Hilary

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