Term of Office Law and Legal Definition

Term of office refers to a fixed and definite period of time during which the incumbent of an office is to hold it.

The following is an example of a case law referring to term of office:

The phrase "term of office" describes the period of time during which one regularly chosen by election or appointment and inducted into office is entitled to hold the same, perform its functions and enjoy its privileges and emoluments. [State ex rel. Morgan v. Knight, 76 Mont. 71 (Mont. 1926)].