term of art

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term of art (plural terms of art)

  1. A term whose use or meaning is specific to a particular field of endeavor.
    • 1957, United States Supreme Court Reports, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, p. 168
      The opinion in United States v du Pont does not, in any event, render the term "acquiring" in a consent decree a term of art.

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