Definition of Easter term in English:

Easter term

Pronunciation /ˈiːstə ˈtəːm/


  • 1 historical

  • 2British (a) (The name of) one of the terms in the Courts of Law, occurring between Easter and Whitsun, and following Hilary term. (b) (at some universities) the term between April and June, the summer term; (also at some schools) the term preceding Easter, the spring term.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From Easter + term.