Definition of court dress in English:

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court dress

noun

[mass noun]
1 historical Formal clothing worn at a royal court.
Example sentences
  • The Powell Street Gallery presents work by Chinese artist Di Lifeng which depicts solemn-eyed young women in the traditional court dress of the Qing Dynasty.
  • The Manchu Qing dynasty codified court dress, reviving the twelve symbols of imperial authority and reserving yellow for the exclusive use of the emperor and empress.
  • Trading her court dress for a more comfortable riding outfit, the Princess hurried to a stall that was familiar to her as her own room.
2Official clothing worn in a court of law by those in the legal profession.
Example sentences
  • The Faculty of Advocates is currently experiencing such a confrontation, with a senior Queen's Counsel campaigning for the abolition of wigs as part of legal court dress.
  • Wigs could become a thing of the past in English courtrooms under suggestions for modernising court dress.
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