See also:period between two returns of the new
See also:moon; generally called a lunar and sometimes a synodic or illuminative
See also:month . The anomalistic month is the mean
See also:time taken by the moon in passing from one perigee to the next; the sidereal month is the mean time in which the moon makes a circuit among the stars; the tropical month is the mean time in which the moon traverses 36o° of longitude; the nodical or draconic month is the mean time taken by the moon in passing from one rising
See also:node to the next; the solar month is one-twelfth of a tropical
See also:year . The lengths of the various months are: synodic = 29.53059 days; anomalistic = 27.55460, sidereal= 27.32166, tropical = 27.32156, nodical = 27.21222, solar= 30.43685 . (For the
See also:calendar months see CALENDAR.) In
See also:law a month may mean either a lunar month, that is, a period of twenty-eight days, or a calendar month . At
See also:common law, " month " generally means a lunar month, although in
See also:mercantile matters it has been generally understood to mean a calendar month, but there is no general exception giving it that meaning in commercial documents . It can only have that meaning where according to the ordinary rules of construction a secondary meaning can be admitted (Bruner v .
See also:Moore, 1904, I Ch . 305) . In bills of
See also:exchange or promissory notes month means a calendar month (Bills of Exchange
See also:Act, 1882, s . 14 ) . Where a servant is engaged subject to a month's
See also:notice or payment of a month's wages month is interpreted as a calendar month (
See also:Gordon v .
See also:Potter, 1 F .
& F . 644) . In acts ofparliament passed before the year 185o month, unless other-wise specially interpreted, means lunar month, but in all acts passed since that date, month, unless words be added showing that lunar month was intended, means calendar month (
See also:Interpretation Act 1889, s . 3) . In the rules of the supreme
See also:court and in the
See also:county court rules month means a calendar month . In mercantile contracts in computing the period of a month the
See also:day from which the time is to begin to run is excluded, but in sentences of imprisonment the day on which the
See also:sentence begins is included, so that the numerically corresponding day in the month in which the sentence expires would be excluded .
MARQUIS DE CHARLES TRISTAN MONTHOLON (1782-1853)
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