term (n.) Old form(s): Tearmes, Terme
any of four periods of activity within the legal year [Michaelmas, Hilary, Easter, Trinity]
2H4 V.i.73[Falstaff alone] I will devise matter enough out of this Shallow to keep Prince Harry in continual laughter the wearing out of six fashions, which is four terms
AYL III.ii.321[Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando, of lawyers] they sleep between term and term
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