Day rule

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Related to Day rule: rue the day
(Eng. Law) an order of court (now abolished) allowing a prisoner, under certain circumstances, to go beyond the prison limits for a single day.

See also: Day

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
Ja told her of how I had saved his life, and she was thereafter most kind and hospitable toward me, even permitting me to hold and amuse the tiny bundle of humanity whom Ja told me would one day rule the tribe, for Ja, it seemed, was the chief of the community.
While AAP is trying to cash in on some of its populist measures taken during their brief 49- day rule, BJP is hitching its fortunes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development vision.
I note that the Royal sycophants are at it again, in the National Press, claiming that by working as an East Anglian air pilot will give Prince William a closer and deeper understanding of the subjects he will one day rule over.
According to Mashable, the site has partnered with facial recognition software company 'Three Day Rule' to help people find a new someone who look just like their old someone.
The 15-20 day rule is in place to allow time for the arrival in Rome of "all those (cardinals) who are absent".
The 15-20 day rule was set to allow time for cardinals from across the globe to travel to Rome.
It was the first time North Wales Police had used the abolition of the "year and a day rule" to bring a prosecution involving a death resulting from a historic injury.
The council is calling for an increase from pounds 25 to pounds 50 and wants the Government to reduce the current seven day rule of freezing temperatures to qualify for the payment to five.
Last year CFA was successful in re-securing this '10 day rule' for the shelf life of chilled vacuum packaged/modified atmosphere packaged products (foods stored at 3-8oC) against FSA's proposed change to 5 days.
Next Day Rule" is fatal if a mailing is postmarked one day after the 10-day rule within which to file a motion for rehearing after the rendition of an order.
Researchers writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in December also exposed the eight glasses a day rule as a myth.