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court US English

A tribunal presided over by a judge, judges, or a magistrate in civil and criminal cases

court of law in court US English

A tribunal presided over by a judge, judges, or a magistrate in civil and criminal cases

Court, Margaret Smith US English

(1942-), Australian tennis player. She won more Grand Slam events (62) than any other player

in court US English

Appearing as a party or an attorney in a court of law

law court US English

A court of law

prize court US English

A naval court that adjudicates on the distribution of ships and property captured in the course of naval warfare

Crown Court US English

(In England and Wales) a court of criminal jurisdiction, which deals with serious offences and appeals referred from the magistrates' courts

court card US English

British term for face card.

court costs US English

Legal expenses, especially those allowed in favor of the winning party or against the losing party in a suit

court dress US English

Formal clothing worn at a royal court

court hand US English

A notoriously illegible style of handwriting used in English courts of law until banned in 1731

court order US English

A direction issued by a court or a judge requiring a person to do or not do something

court roll US English

The record kept by a manorial court of rent paid and property held by tenants

court shoe US English

A woman’s plain, lightweight shoe that has a low-cut upper, no fastening, and typically a medium heel

civil court US English

A court dealing with noncriminal cases

clay court US English

A tennis court with a surface of hardened clay

food court US English

An area, typically in a shopping mall, where fast-food outlets, tables, and chairs are located

trial court US English

A court of law where cases are tried in the first place, as opposed to an appeals court

tout court US English

With no addition or qualification; simply

youth court US English

A court of law responsible for the trial of young offenders, (in the UK) replacing the former juvenile courts

front court US English

The part of a basketball court where each team tries to score against its opponent

grass court US English

A tennis court with a surface of grass

hard court US English

A tennis court surfaced with asphalt or another hard material

hold court US English

Be the center of attention amid a crowd of one’s admirers

high court US English

A supreme court of justice

Lyon Court US English

The court over which the Lyon King of Arms presides

lower court US English

A court whose decisions may be overruled by another court on appeal

moot court US English

A mock court at which law students argue imaginary cases for practice

night court US English

A criminal court that holds sessions at night for granting bail and quickly disposing of charges

appeal court US English

A court that hears appeals, especially (the Appeal Court) the Court of Appeal

appeals court US English

A court that hears appeals from a lower court

sheriff court US English

(In Scotland) a judicial court for civil cases, equivalent to a county court

county court US English

A court in some states with civil and criminal jurisdiction for a given county

court-martial US English

A judicial court for trying members of the armed services accused of offenses against military law

court plaster US English

Sticking plaster made of silk or other cloth with an adhesive such as isinglass

court tennis US English

The original form of tennis, played with a solid ball on an enclosed court divided into equal but dissimilar halves, the service side (from which service is always delivered) and the hazard side (on which service is received)

family court US English

A court of law that handles cases involving domestic issues such as divorce, child custody, etc.

tennis court US English

A rectangular area marked with lines on which tennis is played

Supreme Court US English

The highest judicial court in a country or state

Hampton Court US English

A palace on the north bank of the Thames in the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, London, a favourite royal residence until the reign of George II. Its gardens contain a well-known maze

higher court US English

A court that can overrule the decision of another

people's court US English

A small-claims court

go to court US English

Take legal action

out of court US English

Before a legal hearing can take place

out-of-court US English

(Of a settlement) made or done without a court decision

pay court to US English

Pay flattering attention to someone in order to win favor

court bouillon US English

A stock made from wine and vegetables, typically used in fish dishes

court circular US English

A daily report of the activities and public engagements of royal family members, published in some newspapers

court cupboard US English

A 16th- or 17th-century sideboard for displaying plate and other decorative objects, especially one consisting of three open shelves and sometimes a small cupboard in the upper half

district court US English

A state of federal trial court


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