return day

noun

Legal Definition of return day 

: a day when a return is to be made: as

a : a day on which the defendant in an action or proceeding is to appear in court (as for arraignment)

b : a day on which the defendant in an action must file an answer

c : a day on which a hearing on an action or proceeding (as a motion) is to be held

d : a day on which proof of service must be returned

e : a day fixed by law for the canvassing of election returns

called also return date

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