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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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