term
term n often attrib
1: a specified period of time
the policy term
2: the whole period for which an estate is granted; also: the estate itself
3 a: the period in which the powers of a court may be validly exercised
4: a word, phrase, or provision of import esp. in determining the nature and scope of an agreement
— usu. used in pl.
the term s of the contract

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

term
I (duration) noun age, course, era, incumbency, interval, lifetime, period, reign, season, session, span, spatium temporis, spell, stage, tenancy, tenure, time associated concepts: term for years, term insurance, term of a lease, term of confinement, term of court, term of office foreign phrases:
- Terminus annorum certus debet esse et determinatus. — A term of years ought to be certain and determinate.
II (expression) noun appellation, appellative, cognomen, denomination, designation, epithet, heading, idiom, locution, name, phrase, title, verbalism, verbum, vocable, vocabulum, word associated concepts: definition of terms III (provision) noun agreement, arrangement, article of agreement, bargain, clause, condicio, condition, covenant, item, lex, limitation, particular, point, proviso, qualification, specification, stipulation, understanding associated concepts: terms and conditions of a contract, terms of a policy, terms of payment, terms of sale IV index call (title), call (title), clause, condition (contingent provision), define, denominate, denomination, duration, expiration, finality, identify, label, life (period of existence), lifetime, option (contractual provision), period, phase (period), phrase, provision (clause), purview, qualification (condition), session, technicality, tenure, time, title (division)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


term
n.
(1) A word or expression for something.
(2) The duration of something; a fixed period of time; a period of time in which a court is in session.
(3) A condition or requirement in a contract or agreement, usually used in the plural, i.e., terms
v.
To give a name to something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


term
1) In contracts or leases, a period of time, such as one year, in which a contract or lease will be in force.
2) In contracts or leases, a specified condition, often also called a clause, such as a provision that prohibits tenants from keeping pets.
3) A period of time for which a court sits or a legislature will be in session.
Category: If, When & Where to File a Lawsuit
Category: Mediation, Arbitration & Collaborative Law
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


term
An expression, word, or phrase that has a fixed and known meaning in a particular art, science, or profession. A specified period of time.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


term
An expression, word, or phrase that has a fixed and known meaning in a particular art, science, or profession. A specified period of time.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

term
n.
   1) in contracts or leases, a period of time, such as five years, in which a contract or lease is in force.
   2) in contracts, a specified condition or proviso.
   3) a period for which a court sits or a legislature is in session.
   4) a word or phrase for something, as "tenancy" is one term for "occupancy."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:
, , , , , , / , , , , / (considered as having a definite meaning; particularly a technical word), , , / (of a syllogism, of an equation, of a fraction, of a proportion, etc.), , , , , , , , ,


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