day rule

noun

Definition of day rule

: a former order of court in English law allowing a prisoner on civil process to go beyond the prison limits for a single day

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First Known Use of day rule

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Day rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/day%20rule. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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