Legal Definition of term
- A specified period of time
- The whole period for which an estate is granted
- The period in which the powers of a court may be validly exercised
- A word, phrase, or provision of import esp. in determining the nature and scope of an agreement (usually used in pl.)
Definition of term
From Middle English terme, from Old French terme, from Latin terminus (“a bound, boundary, limit, end, in Medieval Latin also a time, period, word, covenant, etc.”).
- (RP) enPR: tûrm, IPA: /tɜːm/, SAMPA: /t3:m/
- (US) enPR: tûrm, IPA: /tɝm/, SAMPA: /t3`m/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)m
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term (plural terms)
- limitation, restriction or regulation.
terms and conditions
- word or phrase, especially one from a specialised area of knowledge.
- Relations among people.
We are on friendly terms with each other.
- part of a year, especially one of the three parts of an academic year.
- duration of a set length; period in office of fixed length.
He was sentenced to a term of six years in prison.
near-term, mid-term and long-term goals
- (of a patent) the maximum period during which the patent can be maintained into force
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