special term

noun

1
: a term of court held by a single judge for a special purpose
used of courts composed of several judges to describe the term at which one alone presides whose judgment may thereafter be reviewed by all or others sitting together
2
: an extraordinary sitting of a court at a time other than that regularly fixed

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“Special term.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20term. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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