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court British & World English

A body of people presided over by a judge, judges, or magistrate, and acting as a tribunal in civil and criminal cases

court English Thesaurus

the court found him guilty

court New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

capital in names of specific courts, e.g. Court of Appeal, Court of Claims

court of law in court British & World English

A body of people presided over by a judge, judges, or magistrate, and acting as a tribunal in civil and criminal cases

Court in court British & World English

Used in the names of large houses or blocks of flats

Court, Margaret Smith British & World English

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

in court British & World English

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

law court British & World English

A court of law

civil court British & World English

A court dealing with noncriminal cases

clay court British & World English

A tennis court with a surface of hardened clay

court card British & World English

A playing card that is a king, queen, or jack of a suit

court case British & World English

A dispute between two parties that is decided in a court of law

court costs British & World English

See costnounnounnoun.

court dress British & World English

Formal clothing worn at a royal court

court hand British & World English

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

court order British & World English

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

court roll British & World English

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

court shoe British & World English

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

cross-court British & World English

(Of a stroke in tennis and other racket sports) hit diagonally across the court

Crown Court British & World English

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

food court British & World English

An area in a shopping mall where fast-food outlets are located

front court British & World English

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

grass court British & World English

A tennis court with a surface of grass

hard court British & World English

A tennis court surfaced with asphalt or another hard material

high court British & World English

A supreme court of justice

hold court British & World English

Be the centre of attention amidst a crowd of one’s admirers

lower court British & World English

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

Lyon Court British & World English

The court over which the Lyon King of Arms presides

moot court British & World English

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

night court British & World English

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

prize court British & World English

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

tout court British & World English

With no addition or qualification; simply

trial court British & World English

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

youth court British & World English

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

high court New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

a supreme court of justice; the High Court or the High Court of Justice UK court of unlimited civil jurisdiction

tout court New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

with no addition or qualification


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