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Hilary term

Line breaks: Hil¦ary term
Pronunciation: /ˈhɪləri
 
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Definition of Hilary term in English:

noun

British
(In some universities) the term beginning in January.
Example sentences
  • In Michaelmas and Hilary terms of last year, the national and international press covered the Union Presidential election.
  • More constructive uses of such freedom are illustrated by LMH's vote in Hilary term on how to spend surplus JCR cash.
  • The election had already been postponed from Hilary term because of doubts about Russell's graduate status.

Origin

late Middle English: named after Hilarius (see Hilary, St).

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