Definition of out of court in English:

out of court

  • 1Before a legal hearing can take place: they are trying to settle the squabble out of court [as modifier]: an out-of-court settlement
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    • 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.
  • 2Not worthy of consideration: the price would put it out of court for most private buyers
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