Definition of courthouse in English:

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courthouse

Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːthaʊs/

noun

1A building in which a judicial court is held.
Example sentences
  • Yet clause 206 recognises that the Government is prepared to give those coercive powers to the private sector to transport prisoners between courthouses and prisons.
  • We saw him walk into the courthouse with his attorney there, not his wife.
  • Further, these firms all need continuous interaction with law firms, which tend to cluster near government buildings such as courthouses.
2US A building containing the administrative offices of a county.
Example sentences
  • This past week I walked past the county courthouse every day on my way home from work.
  • The navigable scenes were then saved to a CD that is now stored at the county courthouse.
  • Of course, such records are ostensibly public and have long been available for perusal at courthouses and other offices.
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