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Quarter Days

Concept of Quarter Days

Traditional meaning of quarter days [1] in the English common law history: In England, the 25th of March, Lady day; the 24th of June, Midsummer day; the 29th of September, Michaelmas day; the 25th of December, Christmas day. In Scotland, the 2d of February, Candlemas; the 15th of May, called Whitsunday; the 1st of August, Lammas day; the 11th of November, Martinmas. Quarter sessions: a minor criminal court held quarterly before two or more justices of the peace in each English county; see the entry on types of courts, 40.


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  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Quarter Days”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Quarter Days.

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  • Article Name: Quarter Days
  • Author: Lilly Daniels
  • Description: Concept of Quarter Days Traditional meaning of quarter days [1] in the English common law history: In England, the 25th of [...]

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