term of art

noun phrase

Definition of term of art

: a term that has a specialized meaning in a particular field or profession

First Known Use of term of art

1570, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of term of art was in 1570

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term of art

term of/in office

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“Term of art.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/term%20of%20art. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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Legal Definition of term of art

: a word having a particular meaning in a field (as the law)

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