What is RULES?

In American practice. This term is sometimes used, by metonymy, to denote a time or season in the judicial year when motions may be made and rules taken, as special terms or argument-days, or even the vacations, as distinguished from the regular terms of the courts for the trial of causes; and, by a further extension of its meaning, it may denote proceedings in an action taken out of court. Thus, “an ir- regularity committed at rules may be corrected at the next term of the court.” South- all’s Adm’r v. Exchange Bank, 12 Grat. (Va.) 312.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of RULES helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary