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

    That portion of the day in which business is ordinarily transacted. See 18 Minn. 133. .

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Those hours of the day during which, in a given community, commercial, banking, professional, public or other kinds of business are ordinarily carried on. This phrase is declared to mean not the time during which a principal requires an employee's services, but the business hours of the community generally. Derosia v. Railroad Co., 18 Minn. 133, (Gil. 119.)