day rule

day rule
noun
: a former order of court in English law allowing a prisoner on civil process to go beyond the prison limits for a single day

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  • Day rule — Day Day (d[=a]), n. [OE. day, dai, dei, AS. d[ae]g; akin to OS., D., Dan., & Sw. dag, G. tag, Icel. dagr, Goth. dags; cf. Skr. dah (for dhagh ?) to burn. [root]69. Cf. {Dawn}.] 1. The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • day-rule — An order of court permitting a prisoner to spend a day out of prison …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • day-rule — In English law, a permission granted to a prisoner to go out of prison, for the purpose of transacting his business, as to hear a case in which he was concerned at the assizes, etc. Abolished by 5 & 6 Viet., c. 22, No. 12 (1842) …   Black's law dictionary

  • day-rule — In English law, a permission granted to a prisoner to go out of prison, for the purpose of transacting his business, as to hear a case in which he was concerned at the assizes, etc. Abolished by 5 & 6 Viet., c. 22, No. 12 (1842) …   Black's law dictionary

  • day-rule — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Year and a day rule — The year and a day rule was a principle of English law holding that a death was conclusively presumed not to be murder (or any other homicide) if it occurred more than a year and one day since the act (or omission) that was alleged to have been… …   Wikipedia

  • Law Reform (Year and a Day Rule) Act 1996 — The Law Reform (Year and a Day Rule) Act 1996 is a short Act of Parliament which abolished the year and a day rule in English law.The year and a day rule was an ancient rule of the common law which created a conclusive presumption that a death… …   Wikipedia

  • year–and–a–day rule — n: a common law rule that relieves a defendant of responsibility for homicide if the victim lives for more than one year and one day after being injured ◇ The year and a day rule, which dates from at least 1278, is frequently criticized as… …   Law dictionary

  • Year and a day rule — Die year and a day rule war ein bis 1996 geltender Rechtsgrundsatz aus dem englischen Strafrecht. Der actus reus des Mordes war der Regel zufolge nicht gegeben, wenn der Tod des Opfers nicht innerhalb eines Jahres und eines Tages eintrat. Ihr… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • year-and-a-day rule — n. A common law rule, discarded by some jurisdictions, requiring that death occur within one year and one day of some wrongful act for that act to be considered murder. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks,… …   Law dictionary

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