Dies Non

A non-business day. A law phrase, meaning a day when the courts do not sit, as on Sundays; the Purification, in Hilary term; the Ascension, in Easter term; St. John the Baptist, in Trinity term; and All Saints, with All Souls, in Michaelmas term. A contracted form of “Dies non juridicus,” a non-judicial day.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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