Michaelmas term


Definition of Michaelmas term

  1. 1 :  the term from November 2 to 25 during which the superior courts of England were formerly open — compare easter term, hilary term, trinity term

  2. 2 :  the first or fall term of the academic year lasting from the beginning of October until Christmas —used at British universities

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