Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

Lat A day; days. Days for appearance in court. Provisions or maintenance for a day. The king's rents were anciently reserved by so many days' provisions. Spelman; Cowell; Blount
—Dies a quo. (The day from which.) In the civil law. The day from which a transaction begins; the commencement of it; the conclusion being the dies ad quem. Mackeld. Rom. Law, § 185.
—Dies amoris. A day of favor. The name given to the appearance day of the term on the fourth day, or quarto die post. It was the day given by the favor and indulgence of the court to the defendant for his appearance, when all parlies appeared in court, and had their appearance recorded by the proper officer. Wharton.
—Dies cedit. The day begins ; dies vent, the day has come. Two expressions in Roman law which signify the vesting or fixing of an interest, and the interest becoming a present one. Sandars' Just. Inst. (5th Ed.) 225, 232.
—Dies communes in banco. Regular days for appearance in court; called, also "common return-days." 2 Reeve, Eng. Law, 57.
—Dies datns. A day given or allowed, (to a defendant in an action;) amounting to a continuance. But the name was appropriate only to a continuance bsfore a declaration filed ; if afterwards allowed, it was called au "imparlance."
—Dies datns in banco. A day given in the bench, (or court of common pleas.) Bract, fols. 257b, 361. A day given in bank, as distinguished from a day at nisi prius. Co. Litt. 135.
—Dies datus partibus. A day given to the parties to an action ; an adjournment or continuance. Crabb, Eng. Law, 217.
—Dies datus prece partium. A day given on the prayer of the parties. Bract fol. 358; Gilb. Comm. PI. 4l; 2 Reeve, Eng. Law, 60.
—Dies dominions. The Lord's day; Sunday.
—Dies excrescens. In old English law. The added or increasing day in leap pear. Bract, fols. 359, 359b.
—Dies fasti. In Roman law. Days on which the courts were open, and justice could be legally administered; days on which it was lawful for the prætor to pronounce [ham; the three words, "do," "dice," "addico." Mackeld. Rom. Law, § 39, and note; 3 Bl. Comm. 424, note; Calvin. Hence calied "triverbial days," answering to the dies juridici of the English law.
—Dies feriati. In the civil law. Holidays. Dig. 2, 12, 2, 9.
—Dies gratiæ. In old English practice. A day of grace, courtesy, or favor. Co. Litt. 134b. The quarto die post was sometimes so calied. Id. 135a.
—Dies intercisi. In Roman law. Divided days; days on which the courts were open for a part of the day. Calvin,
—Dies jnridicus. A lawful day for the transaction of judicial or court business; a day on which the courts are or may be open fur the transaction of business. Didsbury v. Van Tassell, 56 Hun, 423, 10 N. Y. Supp. 32.
—Dies legitimus. In the civil and old English law. A lawful or law day; a term day; a day of appearance.
—Dies march-ise. In old English law. The day of meeting of English and Scotch, which was annually held on the marches or holders to adjust their differences and preserve peace.
—Dies nefasti. In Roman law. Days on which the courts were closed, and it was unlawful to administer justice; answering to the dies non juridioi of the English law. Mackeld. Rom. Law, § 39, note.
—Dies non. An abbreviation of Dies non juridicus, (q. <'.)
—Dies non juridicus. In practice. A day not juridical; not a court day. A day on which courts are not open for business, such as Sundays and some holidays. Havens v. Stiles, 8 Idaho, 250, 67 Pac. 921, 56 In In A. 736, 101 Am. St. Rep. 195; State v. Ricketts, 74 N. C. 193.
—Dies pacis. (Day of peace.) The year was formerly divided into the days of the peace of the church and the days of the peace of the king, including in the two divisions ali the days of the year. Crabb, Eng. Law, 35.
—Dies solaris. In old English law. A solar day, as distinguished from what was calied "dies lunaris," (a lunar day;) both composing an artificial day. Bract, fol. 264. See Day.
—Dies solis. In the dvil and old English law. Sunday, (literally, the day of the sun.) See Cod. 3, 12, 7.
—Dies utiles. Juridical days ; useful or avnilable days. A term of the Roman law, used to designate those especial days occurring within the limits of a prescribed period of time upon which it was lawful, or possible, to do a specific act.

Henry Campbell Black, M.A.
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