Legal Definition and Related Resources of Period

Meaning of Period

A day, week, month or other subdivision of a year. 12 C. F. R. §226.2(t).

Period Alternative Definition

A space of time; any portion of complete time. The word ‘period’ has its etymological meaning, but it also has a distinctive signification, according to the subject with which it may be used in connection. It may mean any portion of complete time, from a thousand years or less to the period of a day; and when used to designate an act to be done or to be begun, though its completion may take an uncertain time, as for instance the act of exportation, it must mean the day on which the exportation commences, or it would be an unmeaning and useless word in its connection in the statute. Wayne, J., 20 How. (U. S.) 579.

Synonyms of Period


  • age
  • bout
  • continuance
  • course
  • diuturnity
  • duration
  • eon
  • epoch
  • era
  • hitch
  • interval
  • juncture
  • length of time
  • limited time
  • point
  • season
  • shift
  • span
  • spell
  • stage
  • stint
  • stretch
  • tenure
  • term
  • time
  • time interval
  • time stretch
  • tour
  • while Associated Concepts: period of redemption

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Period Definition (in the Accounting Vocabulary)

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants offers the following definition of Period in a way that is easy for anybody to understand: An interval of time with a specified length or characterized by certain conditions.



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