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special term

noun, Law.
the sitting of a court for the trial of a special case.
the sitting of a court at an extraordinary time. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This was the condition of things when the special term of the court, held expressly to try me, commenced at Dinwiddie.

  • If you swear Renshaw off the bench, I will name a temporary judge and set a special term of court, to convene at once.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry Charles Neville Buck
  • The physicist had a special term for what we know as ultra-violet light.

    The Ultimate Weapon John Wood Campbell
  • This name was Katie's special term of endearment, and never used except when they were alone; no one else ever called her by it.

  • But one special term of the compact was that the outer world should have no acquaintance with things that happened between them.

    The Maid of Sker Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • It has a special term of its own, being stated to be "in his pride" when shown affront, and with the tail displayed (Fig. 469).

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • To him, our ultra-violet was a long X-ray, and was designated by a special term.

    The Ultimate Weapon John Wood Campbell
  • The Democrats, in order to kill the banks, were bent on a sine die adjournment of the special term.

    Lincoln, the Politician T. Aaron Levy
  • In this branch of the line the special term for this cousin, amitina, is also set aside for the descriptive phrase amit filia.

    Ancient Society Lewis Henry Morgan

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