1. A period of time consisting of twenty-four hours and including the solar day and the night.
2. The period of time during which the earth makes one revolution on its axis. Long v. City of Wichita Falls, 142 Tex. 202, 176 S.W.2d 936, 938, 939.
3. The space of time which elapses between two successive midnights. Long v. City of Wichita Falls, 142 Tex. 202, 176 S.W.2d 936, 938, 939.
4. The whole or any part of period of 24 hours from midnight to midnight. Talbott v. Caudill, 248 Ky. 146, 58 S.W.2d 385.
5. That portion of time during which the sun is above the horizon, and, in addition, that part of the morning and evening during which there is sufficient light for the features of a man to be reasonably discerned. U. S. v. Martin, D.C.Mass., 33 F.2d 639, 640.
Compare nighttime.
6. An artificial period of time, computed from one fixed point to another twenty-four hours later, without any reference to the prevalence of light or darkness.
7. The period of time, within the limits of a natural day, set apart either by law or by common usage for the transaction of particular business or the performance of labor; as in banking, in laws regulating the hours of labor, in contracts for so many "days work," and the like, the word "day" may signify six, eight, ten, or any number of hours.
8. In practice and pleading, a particular time assigned or given for the appearance in court, the return of process, etc.
@ artificial day
The time between the rising and setting of the sun; that is, day or daytime as distinguished from night.
@ astronomical day
The period of twenty-four hours beginning and ending at noon.
@ banking day
That part of any day on which a bank is open to the public for carrying on substantially all of its banking functions. U.C.C. No. 4-104(c)
@ civil day
The solar day, measured by the diurnal revolution of the earth, and denoting the interval of time which elapses between the successive transits of the sun over the same hour circle, so that the "civil day" commences and ends at midnight.
@ common days
In old English practice, an ordinary day in court
@ Daytime
See daytime.
@ Juridical day
A day proper for the transaction of business in court. One on which the court may lawfully sit, excluding Sundays, holidays, and other days specifically excluded by statute or court rule. Fed.R.Civil P. 77.
@ law day
Currently, May 1st of each year is designated "Law Day" and is observed in schools, public assemblies, and courts, in honor and respect of our legal system. The day prescribed in a bond, mortgage, or defeasible deed for payment of the debt secured thereby; maturity date.
@ natural day
Properly the period of twenty-four hours from midnight to midnight. Though sometimes taken to mean the daytime or time between sunrise and sunset.
@ solar day
A term sometimes used as meaning that portion of the day when the sun is above the horizon, but properly it is the time between two complete (apparent) revolutions of the sun, or between two consecutive positions of the sun over any given terrestrial meridian, and hence, according to the usual method of reckoning, from noon to noon at any given place
+ solar day
That period of time which begins at sunrise and ends at sunset

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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