school-year

school year

noun
1.
the months of the year during which school is open and attendance at school is required.

Origin:
1855–60

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school year
 
n
1.  a twelve-month period, (in Britain) usually starting in late summer and continuing for three terms until the following summer, during which pupils remain in the same class
2.  the time during this period when the school is open

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