|n.||1.||That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.|
|2.||The time for which anything lasts; any limited time; |
|3.||In universities, schools, etc., a definite continuous period during which instruction is regularly given to students; |
|4.||(Geom.) A point, line, or superficies, that limits; |
|5.||(Law) A fixed period of time; a prescribed duration|
|6.||(Logic) The subject or the predicate of a proposition; one of the three component parts of a syllogism, each one of which is used twice.|
|7.||A word or expression; specifically, one that has a precisely limited meaning in certain relations and uses, or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or the like; |
|8.||(Arch.) A quadrangular pillar, adorned on the top with the figure of a head, as of a man, woman, or satyr; - called also |
|9.||(Alg.) A member of a compound quantity; |
|10.||(Med.) The menses.|
|11.||(Law) Propositions or promises, as in contracts, which, when assented to or accepted by another, settle the contract and bind the parties; conditions.|
|12.||(Law) In Scotland, the time fixed for the payment of rents.|
|13.||(Naut.) A piece of carved work placed under each end of the taffrail.|
|v. t.||1.||To apply a term to; to name; to call; to denominate.|
|Noun||1.||term - a word or expression used for some particular thing; "he learned many medical terms"|
|2.||term - a limited period of time; "a prison term"; "he left school before the end of term"|
|3.||term - (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement; "the contract set out the conditions of the lease"; "the terms of the treaty were generous"|
|4.||term - any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial; "the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"|
|5.||term - one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"|
|6.||term - the end of gestation or point at which birth is imminent; "a healthy baby born at full term"|
Synonyms: full term
|7.||term - (architecture) a statue or a human bust or an animal carved out of the top of a square pillar; originally used as a boundary marker in ancient Rome|
|Verb||1.||term - name formally or designate with a term|
RULE, TERM, English practice. A term rule is in the nature of a day rule, by which a prisoner is enabled by the terms of one rule, instead of a daily rule, to quit the prison or its rules for the purpose of transacting his business. lt is obtained in the same manner as a day rule. See Rules.
TERM, construction. Word; expression speech.
2. Terms or words are characters by which we announce our sentiments, and make known to others things with which we are acquainted. These must be properly construed or interpreted in order to understand the parties using them. Vide Construction; Interpretation; Word.
TERM, contracts. This word is used in the civil, law to denote the space of
time granted to the debtor for discharging his obligation; there are express
terms resulting from the positive stipulations of the agreement; as, where
one undertakes to pay a certain sum on a certain day and also terms which
tacitly result from the nature of the things which are the object of the
engagement, or from the place where the act is agreed to be done. For
instance, if a builder engage to construct a house for me, I must allow a
reasonable time for fulfilling his engagement.
2. A term is either of right or of grace; when it makes part of the agreement and is expressly or tacitly included in it, it is of right when it is not part of the agreement, it is of grace; as if it is not afterwards granted by the judge at the requisition of the debtor. Poth. on Oblig. P. 2, c. 3, art. 3; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 719 et seq.
TERM, estates. The limitation of an estate, as a term for years, for life,
and the like. The word term does not merely signify the time specified in
the lease, but the estate also and interest that passes by that lease; and
therefore the term may expire during the continuance of the time, as by
surrender, forfeiture and the like. 2 Bl. Com. 145; 8 Pick. R. 339.
TERM, practice. The space of time during which a court holds a session; sometimes the term is a monthly, at others it is a quarterly period, according to the constitution of the court.
2. The whole term is considered as but one day so that the judges may at any time during the term, revise their judgments. In the computation of the term all adjournments are to be included. 9 Watts, R. 200. Courts are presumed to know judicially when their terms are required to be held by public law. 4 Dev. R. 427. See, 1 generally, Peck, R. 82; 6 Yerg. R. 395; 7 Yerg. R. 365; 6 Rand. R. 704; 2 Cowen, R. 445; 1 Cowen, R. 58; 5 Binn. R. 389; 4 S. & R. 507 5 Mass. R. 195, 435.
|1.||(networking)||TERM - A program by Michael O'Reilly
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|2.||(business)||TERM - Technology Enabled Relationship Management.|