Vacation of Court Law and Legal Definition

Vacation of court is the time between the end of one term of court and the beginning of another. It is any considerable period of time when the court does not function, whether such is a period when the court is in recess or a period between terms.

The term "in vacation" has the meaning of the common law which is "That period of time between the end of one term of court and the beginning of another." [Ex parte Earman, 85 Fla. 297, 317 (Fla. 1923)].

A judge has no power to make orders in vacation, unless it be conferred on him by statute. [Conkling v. Ridgely, 112 Ill. 36 (Ill. 1884)].