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FEASTS Definition & Legal Meaning

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Certain established festivals or holidays in the ecclesiastical calendar. Thesedays were anciently used as the dates of legal instruments, and in England the quarterdays,for paying rent, are four feast-days. The terms of the courts, in England, before1S75, were tixed to begin on certain days determined with reference to the occurrenceof four of the chief feasts.


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