term of court

The period of time appointed by law during which a court may, and is supposed to, perform its judicial functions. The time in which a court is open for the trial of causes or the transac- tion of other official business. 20 Am J2d Cts § 44. Sometimes defined as the space of time during which the court holds a session. Parrott v Wolcott, 75 Neb 530, 106 NW 607. The expression is sometimes used in statutes as synonymous with the term "session of court," and does not necessarily refer to the beginning of the statutory term of the court. See Nation v Savely, 127 Okla 117, 260 P 32, 35. See adjourned term; appearance term; equity term; special term; trial term; vacation.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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