General Term

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General Term

A sitting of the court en banc, with the participation of the entire membership of the court rather than the regular quorum. A phrase used in some jurisdictions to signify the ordinary session of a court during which the trial determination of actions occur.

General term is distinguishable from special term, in that the latter entails the hearing of motions, which are applications for court orders, arguments, the disposition of various types of formal business, or the trial of a special list or class of cases.

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They merely express, in general terms, actual relations springing from an existing class struggle, from a historical movement going on under our very eyes.
He confirmed the doctors' interpretation of the law in general terms only; expressed his intention of waiting at the cottage in the hope that a change for the better might yet enable Mrs.
It were difficult to describe the shape or colours of this extraordinary substance, except to say, in general terms, that it was nearly spherical, and exhibited all the hues of the rainbow, intermingled without reference to harmony, and without any very ostensible design.
It is sufficient to add in general terms, that he did the best he could for Mr.
Gliddon, and, in a peremptory tone, demanded in general terms what we all meant.
This paper outlines an approach to definitively find the general term in a number pattern, of either a linear or quadratic form, by using the general equation of a linear or quadratic function.
In the present paper, I examine Nathan Salmon's solution to the problem of trivialization, as it arises for conceptions of general term rigidity that construe it as identity of designation across possible worlds; and, in the process of doing so, I will also address some more general issues pertaining to the nature and semantic role of predicative expressions, something that is required if our discussion is to be based on sound ground.
What is denoted by a given general term does not stand in any relation to the objects falling under the term but is something that they are.
In Japan, there is no general term for water but instead descriptive terms for hot water and cold water.
Shin splints" is a general term that can cover a variety of injuries (see below).
The older and more general term for this is heroic stanza, but the form became associated specifically with elegiac poetry when Thomas Gray used it to perfection in An Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard (1751).

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