Hilary term

noun

Hil·​a·​ry term
ˈhilərē-
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

Word History

Etymology

after St. Hilary

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“Hilary term.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hilary%20term. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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