terminer

n.

"a determining," legal term, from French terminer "to end," from Latin terminare (see terminus; cf. also oyer).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for terminer

Historical Examples of terminer

  • No courts of Oyer and Terminer, at vast expense to the people.

    The Abominations of Modern Society

    Rev. T. De Witt Talmage

  • It was to be expected, then, that they should insist that none but themselves should sit on the new court of oyer and terminer.

    Give Me Liberty

    Thomas J. Wertenbaker

  • For that reason I refuse to sit in the court of oyer and terminer with those gentlemen.

    Give Me Liberty

    Thomas J. Wertenbaker

  • The test came in December, 1718, when the court of oyer and terminer was about to begin its session.

    Give Me Liberty

    Thomas J. Wertenbaker

  • The Commission of Oyer and Terminer is now busy trying them and others.