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Court (IPA: /ˈkɔɹt/)


Court (n.)

An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.

Court (n.)

The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.

Court (n.)

The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.

Court (n.)

Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.

Court (n.)

Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.

Court (n.)

The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.

Court (n.)

The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.

Court (n.)

A tribunal established for the administration of justice.

Court (n.)

The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.

Court (n.)

The session of a judicial assembly.

Court (n.)

Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.

Court (n.)

A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

Court (v. t.)

To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.

Court (v. t.)

To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.

Court (v. t.)

To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.

Court (v. t.)

To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.

Court (v. i.)

To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.

Court ()

See under Tennis.

Court

Judicial institution with the authority to resolve legal disputes

Court

Court of a monarch, or at some periods an important nobleman

Court

Municipality in the canton of Bern, Switzerland

Court

District Electoral Area (DEA) in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Court

2014 film by Chaitanya Tamhane

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A casus omissus can in no case be supplied by a Court of law, for that would be to make laws." - Judicial interpretation

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A Court cannot give itself jurisdiction by misconstruing a document or statute." - Statutes

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A Court has no right to strain the law because it causes hardship." - John Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A Court of equity interposes only according to conscience." - Equity

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A Court of equity knows its own province." - Equity


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