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law term

noun
  1. an expression or word used in law
  2. any of various periods of time appointed for the sitting of law courts
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Historical Examples

  • A law-term for the starting of a butt end, or springing a fatal leak.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • A law-term for the water running between the banks of a river.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • The reception of goods known to be stolen, a law-term, S.Erskine.

  • The law-term "chattels" is also supposed to come from cattle.

    Knowledge is Power:

    Charles Knight

  • A law-term for a duty paid to the sovereign on some rivers for the passage of boats or vessels.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth