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court  


      n  
1    an area of ground wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings  
2      (Brit)   cap when part of a name  
a    a block of flats  
Selwyn Court     
b    a mansion or country house  
c    a short street, sometimes closed at one end  
3    a space inside a building, sometimes surrounded with galleries  
4   
a    the residence, retinues, or household of a sovereign or nobleman  
b    (as modifier)  
a court ball     
5    a sovereign or prince and his retinue, advisers, etc.  
6    any formal assembly, reception, etc., held by a sovereign or nobleman with his courtiers  
7    homage, flattering attention, or amorous approaches (esp. in the phrase pay court to someone)  
8      (Law)  
a    a tribunal having power to adjudicate in civil, criminal, military, or ecclesiastical matters  
b    the regular sitting of such a judicial tribunal  
c    the room or building in which such a tribunal sits  
9   
a    a marked outdoor or enclosed area used for any of various ball games, such as tennis, squash, etc.  
b    a marked section of such an area  
the service court     
10   
a    the board of directors or council of a corporation, company, etc.  
b      (Chiefly Brit)   the supreme council of some universities  
11    a branch of any of several friendly societies  
12    go to court   to take legal action  
13    hold court   to preside over admirers, attendants, etc.  
14    out of court  
a    without a trial or legal case  
the case was settled out of court     
b    too unimportant for consideration  
c      (Brit)   so as to ridicule completely (in the phrase laugh out of court)  
15    the ball is in your court   you are obliged to make the next move  
      vb  
16    to attempt to gain the love of (someone); woo  
17    tr   to pay attention to (someone) in order to gain favour  
18    tr   to try to obtain (fame, honour, etc.)  
19    tr   to invite, usually foolishly, as by taking risks  
to court disaster     
20    Old-fashioned   to be conducting a serious emotional relationship usually leading to marriage  
     (C12: from Old French, from Latin cohors cohort)  


clay court  
      n   a tennis court with a playing surface topped by a layer of crushed shale, brick, or stone  
county court  
      n   (in England) a local court exercising limited jurisdiction in civil matters  
Court  
      n   Margaret (née Smith). born 1942, Australian tennis player: Australian champion 1960--66, 1969--71, and 1973; U.S. champion 1962, 1965, 1969--70, and 1973; Wimbledon champion 1963, 1965, and 1970  
court-bouillon     (French)  
      n   a stock made from root vegetables, water, and wine or vinegar, used primarily for poaching fish  
     (from French, from court short, from Latin curtus + bouillon broth, from bouillir to boil1)  
court card  
      n   (in a pack of playing cards) a king, queen, or jack of any suit,   (U.S. equivalent)    face card  
     (C17: altered from earlier coat-card, from the decorative coats worn by the figures depicted)  
court circular  
      n   (in countries having a monarchy) a daily report of the activities, engagements, etc., of the sovereign, published in a national newspaper  
court cupboard  
      n   a wooden stand with two or three tiers, used in the 16th and 17th centuries to display pewter, silver, etc.  
court dress  
      n   the formal clothing worn at court  
court hand  
      n   a style of handwriting formerly used in English law courts  
court-leet  
      n      the full name for       leet   1       1  
court martial  
      n   pl   , court martials, courts martial  
1    a military court that tries persons subject to military law  
      vb   , court-martial, -tials, -tialling, -tialled  
     (U.S.)   , -tials, -tialing, -tialed  
2    tr   to try by court martial  
Court of Appeal  
      n   a branch of the Supreme Court of Judicature that hears appeals from the High Court in both criminal and civil matters and from the county and crown courts  
Court of Common Pleas  
      n  
1      (English law)   (formerly) a superior court exercising jurisdiction in civil actions between private citizens  
2      (U.S. law)   (in some states) a court exercising original and general jurisdiction  
Court of Exchequer  
      n   (formerly) an English civil court where Crown revenue cases were tried,   (Also called)    Exchequer  
court of first instance  
      n   a court in which legal proceedings are begun or first heard  
court of honour  
      n   a military court that is instituted to investigate matters involving personal honour  
court of inquiry  
      n  
1      (Brit)   a group of people appointed to investigate the causes of a disaster, accident, etc.  
2    a military court set up to inquire into a military matter  
Court of Justiciary  
      n      short for       High Court of Justiciary  
Court of Session  
      n   the supreme civil court in Scotland  
Court of St James's  
      n   the official name of the royal court of Britain  
court plaster  
      n   a plaster, composed of isinglass on silk, formerly used to cover superficial wounds  
     (C18: so called because formerly used by court ladies for beauty spots)  
court roll  
      n     (History)   the register of land holdings, etc., of a manorial court  
court shoe  
      n   a low-cut shoe for women, having no laces or straps  
court tennis  
      n      the U.S. term for       real tennis  
crown court  
      n     (English law)   a court of criminal jurisdiction holding sessions in towns throughout England and Wales at which circuit judges hear and determine cases  
Diplock court  
      n   in Northern Ireland, a court of law designed to try cases linked with terrorism. In order to prevent the intimidation of jurors, the court consists of a single judge and no jury  
     (C20: named after Lord Diplock, who introduced the courts in 1972)  
district court  
      n  
1    (in Scotland) a court of summary jurisdiction held by a stipendiary magistrate or one or more justices of the peace to deal with minor criminal offences  
2      (in the U.S.)  
a    a federal trial court serving a federal judicial district  
b    (in some states) a court having general jurisdiction in a state judicial district  
3    (in Australia and New Zealand) a court lower than a high court,   (Former name)    magistrates court  
district court judge  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z)   a judge presiding over a lower court,   (Former name)    magistrate  
domestic court  
      n   (in England) a magistrates' court for domestic proceedings, such as matrimonial, guardianship, custodianship, affiliation, or adoption disputes  
drumhead court-martial  
      n   a military court convened to hear urgent charges of offences committed in action  
     (C19: from the use of a drumhead as a table around which the court-martial was held)  
friend at court  
      n   an influential acquaintance who can promote one's interests  
full-court press  
      n     (Basketball)   the tactic of harrying the opposing team in all areas of the court, as opposed to the more usual practice of trying to defend one's own basket  
grass court  
      n   a tennis court covered with grass  
   See also       hard court  
hard court  
      n   a tennis court made of asphalt, concrete, etc.  
   See also       grass court  
High Court  
      n  
1    a shortened form of  
a    (in England and Wales) High Court of Justice  
b    (in Scotland) High Court of Justiciary  
2    (in New Zealand) a court of law inferior to the Court of Appeal,   (Formerly called)    Supreme Court  
High Court of Justice  
      n   (in England) one of the two divisions of the Supreme Court of Judicature  
   See also       Court of Appeal  
High Court of Justiciary  
      n   the senior criminal court in Scotland, to which all cases of murder and rape and all cases involving heavy penalties are referred  
inferior court  
      n  
1    a court of limited jurisdiction  
2    any court other than the Supreme Court of Judicature  
Inns of Court  
      pl n   (in England) the four private unincorporated societies in London that function as a law school and have the exclusive privilege of calling candidates to the English bar  
   See       Lincoln's Inn       Inner Temple       Middle Temple       Gray's Inn  
International Court of Justice  
      n   a court established in the Hague to settle disputes brought by nations that are parties to the Statute of the Court,   (Also called)    World Court  
justice court  
      n   an inferior court presided over by a justice of the peace  
justice of the peace court  
      n   (in Scotland, formerly) a court with limited criminal jurisdiction held by justices of the peace in counties: replaced in 1975 by the district court  
juvenile court  
      n      the former name for       youth court  
kangaroo court  
      n   an irregular court, esp. one set up by prisoners in a jail or by strikers to judge strikebreakers  
magistrates' court  
      n   (in England) a court of summary jurisdiction held before two or more justices of the peace or a stipendiary magistrate to deal with minor crimes, certain civil actions, and preliminary hearings  
moot court  
      n   a mock court trying hypothetical legal cases  
open court  
      n   a court or trial to which members of the public are freely admitted  
Permanent Court of Arbitration  
      n      the official name of the       Hague Tribunal  
police court  
      n  
1       another name for       magistrates' court  
2    (in Scotland, formerly) a burgh court with limited jurisdiction, presided over by lay magistrates or a stipendiary magistrate: replaced in 1975 by the district court  
prize court  
      n     (Law)   a court having jurisdiction to determine how property captured at sea in wartime is to be distributed  
provost court  
      n   a military court for trying people charged with minor offences in an occupied area  
sheriff court  
      n   (in Scotland) a court having jurisdiction to try summarily or on indictment all but the most serious crimes and to deal with most civil actions  
small claims court  
      n     (Brit. and Canadian)   a local court with jurisdiction to try civil actions involving small claims  
superior court  
      n  
1    (in England) a higher court not subject to control by any other court except by way of appeal  
   See also       Supreme Court of Judicature  
2      (U.S.)   (in several states) a court of general jurisdiction ranking above the inferior courts and below courts of last resort  
Supreme Court  
      n     (in the U.S.)  
1    the highest Federal court, possessing final appellate jurisdiction and exercising supervisory jurisdiction over the lower courts  
2    (in many states) the highest state court  
Supreme Court of Judicature  
      n   (in England) a court formed in 1873 by the amalgamation of several superior courts into two divisions, the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal  
tout court     (French)  
      adv   simply; briefly  
traffic court  
      n     (Law)   a magistrates' court dealing with traffic offences  
trial court  
      n     (Law)   the first court before which the facts of a case are decided  
World Court  
      n      another name for       International Court of Justice  
youth court  
      n   a court that deals with juvenile offenders and children beyond parental control or in need of care,   (Former name)    juvenile court  
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A virtual institution in cyberspace with authority to adjudicate the cyber disputes or claims
[Leg.];[Tech.] a virtual institution for providing justice for online disputes

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