set terms

See: contract
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These pleadings, and the counter pleadings, being duly heard, the very learned judge in set terms decided, to wit, --That as for the boat, he awarded it to the plaintiffs, because they had merely abandoned it to save their lives; but that with regard to the controverted whale, harpoons, and line, they belonged to the defendants; the whale, because it was a Loose-Fish at the time of the final capture; and the harpoons and line because when the fish made off with them, it (the fish) acquired a property in those articles; and hence anybody who afterwards took the fish had a right to them.
It is meeter for thy humour to be wooed with bow and bill, than in set terms, and in courtly language.
Not in such set terms did Jerry consider the matter; but in his own way he accepted the conclusions.
He did not formulate the law in clear, set terms and moralise about it.
He could command her to return; he could take the Flibberty-Gibbet away from her; he could dissolve their partnership;--any and all of which he knew would be foolish and futile, and he could hear her explain in terse set terms that she was legally of age and that nobody could say come or go to her.
She would have blushed had she been told as much in plain, set terms, and next, she might have grown indignant and asserted that her sole interest lay in the man she loved and her desire for him to make the best of himself.
He assured her curtly that no promises on his part were necessary, but he took good care not to contradict her in set terms, because he had had much to do with excited women, and he was inclined in general to let his experience guide his conduct in preference to applying his sagacity to each special case.
Hunsden, who having been over, and having abused me for my prosperity in set terms, went back, and soon after sent a leash of young shire heiresses--his cousins; as he said "to be polished off by Mrs.
Give us a set term and a small marriage, that we may see if we are fit for the great marriage
They say the measure is a "revolving line of credit" and prefer set terms.
How can she set terms for Brexit if she won't be in power when we leave?
The issue here concerns not only the diplomats but the staff as a whole," he specified, adding that the American side would decide itself on whom to send back within the set terms.