from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In law: The day fixed by legal process for the defendant to appear in court, or for the sheriff to return the process and his proceedings, or both.
- n. A day in a term of court appointed for the return of all processes.
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A special Court was called, and another Address was sent; but the return-day of the writ had expired; and on the first day of Michaelmas Term, 1684, the former judgment was confirmed, and a copy of it was received by Secretary Rawson on the second of July, lt85. »
"Come, my dear, don't be a goose, and don't lose a return-day.
••was returnable at a return-day mtbin the term: and.