Year and a day


Year and a day

Year and a day can refer to:
* the Year and a day rule, a period tied into various legal principles in a number of jurisdictions
* A Year and a Day (1998 novel), by Virginia Henley
* A Year and a Day (2004 novel), by Leslie Pietrzyk Morrow
* A poem by Elizabeth Siddall
* A song by the Beastie Boys
* A Year and a Day (film), a 2005 movie
* A period used in handfastings - though more from the works of Sir Walter Scott than history
* The time the The Owl and the Pussycat sailed for in Edward Lear's poem of that name.
* Long term assets are considered to be those held for a year and a day.
* Pagans and secret societies often use a year and a day as a minimum period of initiation or between degrees of membership.

Note: a lunar year (13 lunar months of 28 days) plus a day is a solar year (365 days). Also that 366 days would be a full year even if a leap day was included.


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  • Year and a day — Year Year, n. [OE. yer, yeer, [yogh]er, AS. ge[ a]r; akin to OFries. i?r, g?r, D. jaar, OHG. j[=a]r, G. jahr, Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aar, Sw. [*a]r, Goth. j?r, Gr. ? a season of the year, springtime, a part of the day, an hour, ? a year, Zend y[=a]re… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Year and a day rule — The year and a day rule was a principle of English law holding that a death was conclusively presumed not to be murder (or any other homicide) if it occurred more than a year and one day since the act (or omission) that was alleged to have been… …   Wikipedia

  • Year — Year, n. [OE. yer, yeer, [yogh]er, AS. ge[ a]r; akin to OFries. i?r, g?r, D. jaar, OHG. j[=a]r, G. jahr, Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aar, Sw. [*a]r, Goth. j?r, Gr. ? a season of the year, springtime, a part of the day, an hour, ? a year, Zend y[=a]re year …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Year of grace — Year Year, n. [OE. yer, yeer, [yogh]er, AS. ge[ a]r; akin to OFries. i?r, g?r, D. jaar, OHG. j[=a]r, G. jahr, Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aar, Sw. [*a]r, Goth. j?r, Gr. ? a season of the year, springtime, a part of the day, an hour, ? a year, Zend y[=a]re… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Year — A year (from Old English gēar) is the orbital period of the Earth moving around the Sun. For an observer on Earth, this corresponds to the period it takes the Sun to complete one course throughout the zodiac along the ecliptic. In astronomy, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Day of Ashura — Shi a Muslims in Bahrain strike their chests during the mourning Official name Arabic: عاشوراء (ʻĀshūrā’); Turkish: Aşure Günü …   Wikipedia

  • year in, year out — See: DAY IN AND DAY OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • year in, year out — See: DAY IN AND DAY OUT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Day — For other uses, see Day (disambiguation). Water, Rabbit, and Deer: three of the 20 day symbols in the Aztec calendar, from the Aztec calendar stone. A day is a unit of time, commonly defined as an interval equal to 24 hours …   Wikipedia

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