termer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n termer a person who serves a specified term "there are not many fourth termers in the Senate"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Termer (Law) One who has an estate for a term of years or for life.
    • Termer One who resorted to London during the law term only, in order to practice tricks, to carry on intrigues, or the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n termer One who travels to attend a court term; formerly, one who resorted to London in term time for dishonest practices or for intrigues—the court terms being times of great resort to London both for business and for pleasure.
    • n termer In law, same as termor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Termer one who attends a court term, often with the sense of a shifty rogue: one holding an estate for a term of years—also Term′or
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. terme—L. terminus, a boundary.

Usage

In literature:

In a word, he is the impression of the last term, and will be so until the coming of a new term or termer.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
The church was mostly served by first-termers, not especially inspiring.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
Let it be the right and duty of every citizen to forcibly remove a third termer.
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
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In news:

The ones that increasingly make Barack Obama look like a doomed one-termer.
Last week it was New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd suggesting—and perhaps hoping—that the "flailing" President Obama may be a one-termer.
One Termer , HAMP Dwindles, The Crisis Narrative Shift.
These two graphs from an NYT story this weekend pretty much show why Barack Obama is going to be a one- termer .
Long- termer : 2012 Fiat 500 C Pop Cabrio.
You could be a one- termer .
Obama's Approval Rating Points to His Being a One- Termer .
The One- Termer We've Been Waiting For.
First- termer David Brown is mayor.
Penn State-Ohio State coaches look like short-termers.
Forced into the minority, Senate Republicans have picked fourth-termer David Hann (HAN') to lead the caucus in the upcoming Minnesota legislative session.
Like the hide lining the doors of our dearly departed 2010 GT-R long termer, portions of the Juke 's dyed black seats -- particularly in the rear -- are quickly fading to white.
I will predict Barack Obama will be a one-termer.
First-termer David Brown is mayor.
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