Hil"a*ry term` (?).
Formerly, one of the four terms of the courts of common law in England, beginning on the eleventh of January and ending on the thirty-first of the same month, in each year; -- so called from the festival of St. Hilary, January 13th.
The Hilary term is superseded by the Hilary sittings, which commence on the eleventh of January and end on the Wednesday before Easter.
Mozley & W.
© Webster 1913.