Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Apt
    Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Fit; suitable; proper.

  • Apt
    Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Fit; suitable; appropriate.
    —Apt time. Apt time sometimes depends upon lapse of time ; as, where a thing is required to be done at the first term, or within a given time, it cannot be done afterwards. But the phrase more usually refers to the order of proceedings, as fit or suitable. Pugh v. York, 74 N. C. 383
    —Apt words. Words proper to produce the legal effect for which they are intended ; sound technical phrases.