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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BOX-DAY, n. Sc. law term. (See quot.) Also called boxing-day (Century Dict.). Box-day procedure was abolished by Act of Parliament in 1933 (A.C.M.).Sc. 1890 Bell Dict. Law Scot. 132:
In the Court of Session, box-days are two days appointed by the judges, in each of the spring and autumn vacations, and one day in the Christmas recess, on one or other of which days papers ordered by the court, or by the Lords Ordinary, towards the close of the preceding session, are usually appointed to be lodged.

[Summonses may be called, and defences and other pleadings may be returned, at any of the box-days in vacation or recess.]

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