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Conditions, as in a contract or agreement; in law, four sections of the year during which the particular business in the superior law courts is transacted, viz.- Hilary, begins 11th and ends 31st January; Easter, begins 15th April, ends 8th May; Trinity, begins 22d May, ends 12th June; Michaelmas, begins 2d and ends 25th November;- the University terms are Lent, Easter, Trinity, and Michaelmas; to bring to terms, to cause to submit or agree; to make terms, to come to an agreement.

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paired

To pair off, to separate from a company in pairs; in Parliament, applied to two members of opposite political opinions when they agree to absent themselves from divisions of the House for a specified time in order to neutralise each other's votes; the term is similarly applied to electors, & c., of opposite views who agree mutually to refrain from voting. ...

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