four-month rule

noun

: a rule requiring that an action be taken within four months: as
a
: a rule in some states requiring that a defendant be tried within four months of the arrest, charge, or arraignment
b
: a rule set out in section 9-316(a)(2) of the Uniform Commercial Code that provides a secured creditor four months to perfect a security interest again in the state to which the collateral perfected previously in another state has been moved

Dictionary Entries Near four-month rule

Cite this Entry

“Four-month rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/four-month%20rule. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!