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Hilary term

the spring term at Oxford University, the Inns of Court, and some other educational establishments
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C16: named after Saint Hilary of Poitiers
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  • What the two drank together, between hilary term and Michaelmas, might have floated a king's ship.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens

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