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

    A court list of causes to be heard; a list of prisoners with their sentences. See 9 HI. App. 537.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    1. The established order of the division of time into years, months, weeks, and days; or a systematized enumeration of such arrangement; an almanac. Rives v. Guthrie, 46 N. C. 86
    —Calendar days. So many days reckoned according to the course of the calendar. For example, a note dated January 1st and payable "thirty calendar days after date," without grace, is payable on the 31st day of January, though if expressed to be payable simply "thirty days after date," it would be payable February 1st.
    —Calendar month. One of the months of the year as enumerated in the calendar,
    —January, February, March, etc.,
    —without reference to the number of days it may con-tnin; as distinguished from a lunar month, of twenty-eight days, or a month for business purposes, which may contain thirty, at whatever part of the year it occurs. Daley v. Anderson. 7 Wyo. 1, 48 Pac. 840, 75 Am. St. Rep. 870; Migotti v. Co.Ivil, 4 C. P. Div. 233; In re Parker's Estate, 14 Wkly. Notes Cas. (Pa.) 566.
    —Calendar year. The calendar year is composed of twelve months, varying in length according to the common or Gregorian calendar. In re Parker's Estate, 14 Wkly. Notes Cas. (Pa.) 566.
    2. A list or systematic enumeration of causes or motions arranged for trial or hearing in a court.
    —Calendar of causes. In practice. A list of the causes instituted in the particular court, and now ready for trini, drawn up by the clerk shortly before the beginning of the term, exhibiting the tides of the suits, arranged in their order for trial, with the nature of each action, the date of issue, and the names of the counsel engaged ; designed for the information and convenience of the court and bar. It is sometimes called the "trial list," or "docket."
    — Calendar of prisoners. In English practice. A list kept by the sheriffs containing the names of all the prisoners in their custody, with the several judgments agninst each in the margin. Staundef. P. C. 182 ; 4 Bl. Comm. 403.
    —Special calendar. A calendar or list of causes, containing those set down specinily for hearing, trial, or argument. .