Hilary term

noun Hil·a·ry term \ˈhilərē-\

Definition of Hilary term

  1. 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 less commonly hilary sitting :  the sitting of the High Court of Justice of England between January 11 and the Wednesday before Easter

  2. 2 chiefly British :  the second academic term in a British university beginning in mid January and ending before Easter

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Origin and Etymology of hilary term

after St. Hilary

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capable of being understood in two ways

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