Definition of court in English:
- By June this year, the Task Force had successfully commenced 17 criminal prosecutions in the courts of law with only three of the prosecuted cases falling through.
- Even in a court of law the judge accepts my expert witness opinion without adulteration or hesitation, and you are not beyond the courts.
- It is inherent in the proper conduct of judicial proceedings in a court of law.
- Visits to police stations, jails, courts and offices of the Human Rights Commission and Women's Commission will be part of the functions.
- I met Catherine at the courts after lunch, both of us dreading the hours of grading and drills.
- In the escort service, the police's main role was to supervise the transfer of remand prisoners between police stations and courts.
- A minimum of 60 ratifications is required to establish the 18-judge court at The Hague.
- Leisure facilities include gym, spa (with sauna and steam bath), jogging track, tennis and squash courts.
- The hotel has it's own private beach, gym, tennis squash and badminton courts.
- The Centre has four squash courts and also boasts saunas, a steam room and sunbeds, a crèche, a gym and an aerobics studio.
- Vaulted archways lead to shaded courts, while gardens surround the buildings on all sides.
- Traditional Cambridge colleges, modelled on monastic cloisters, consist of courts surrounded by walls of individual rooms.
- The most important room on view is the Harem, a compound of around 300 shining tiled chambers on several levels, connected by arcaded courts and fountain gardens.
- One treks through labyrinthine passages to discrete galleries and courts, even to the stacks and aisles of the Carnegie Library within the complex.
- The museum comprises a torso of galleries linked to a smaller head of entrance court and offices.
- When visitors now enter the building the vista continues across the daylit central court into the rear garden.
- He had determined to rule England from his court and household, and not through the nobility.
- In early medieval times, the court, or household, was the centre of government.
- In 1856, during a stay in London, he sold 31 pictures to the royal household and court.
- The expansion of trade along the Thames, and the broadening power of the royal court led to a London property boom.
- They also transacted business for the imperial court and were awarded ranks and privileges.
- Leonardo clearly believed that wealth, patronage, and political power lay in the courts to the east of mainland Europe.
- He also continued his law career taking up residence at the courts of Mainz before 1670.
- The re-established papacy soon transferred its court to the Vatican Palace.
- Red deer, along with various wildfowl and fish, were all important elements in the menus of the royal court of Henry VIII.
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- I was attractive, at least that is what the suitors would say when they came with the intentions of courting me.
- Memories flood her mind bringing back images of the man who had once besotted her, courted her and married her, of the man who became her heart and soul.
- She watched her older sisters be courted and then married, and she began emulating them at an early age.
- Along the way, the birds court and mate, thwart the red-tailed hawks, and breed.
- Males of both species readily courted females of both species.
- Two percent of male ostriches ignore females and instead court other males with a lively dance.
- More displays like last night's will court him no favours in Detroit or elsewhere.
- Conner had been the first, albeit a bit unknowingly, to come to the castle in an attempt to court her.
- No politician will come courting us until I can say that we have several hundred thousand members.
- Although happy to be given the retrospective collection, she didn't court the attention.
- Well, these bags have been courting attention this past fortnight or so.
- But let's not forget that she courted attention herself.
- So he courted his own fate, he was tricked by an extremely sophisticated ruse and met his death.
- The size and volume of forms and the amount of tax law an individual is expected to comprehend courts the risk that tax evasion will see a quantum leap.
- But public service broadcasting is about making mistakes, taking risks and courting unpopularity.
- 1go to court
- Take legal action.Example sentences
- It is all about stopping the citizen from being armed with the resources to go to court to vindicate legal rights.
- The point has never been legally challenged, but pro-hunt campaigners believe there is a case and have gone to court to seek a judicial review.
- But is that an argument which is put by defence lawyers when these cases go to court?
- 2hold court
- see hold1.
- 3in court
- Appearing as a party or an attorney in a court of law.Example sentences
- The case was adjourned so that all three defendants could appear in court together.
- It is odd that you can get an acquittal, without the defendant even having to appear in court.
- A man was arrested and appeared in court after a pedestrian and his terrier were killed.
- 4out of court
- He threatened legal action but an out of court settlement was reached.
- One of the things the legal group has been working on is the encouragement of out of court settlements in legal disputes.
- Unfortunately, it was settled out of court and the settlement wasn't made public.
- 5pay court to
- Pay flattering attention to someone in order to win favor.Example sentences
- He does not tell the women he pays court to in England about his forlorn Irish sweetheart.
- Voltaire learnt from this mistake, and preferred to pay court to the other great enlightened despot of the age, Catherine II of Russia, from a safe distance and only in writing.
- Otherwise, I should think I were paying court to a veritable shrew.
Middle English: from Old French cort, from Latin cohors, cohort- 'yard or retinue'. The verb is influenced by Old Italian corteare, Old French courtoyer. Compare with cohort.
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