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court

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Definition of court

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Etymology

    From Old French curt, from Latin cortem (accusative of cors).

Noun

court (plural courts)

  1. An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
  2. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
  3. The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
  4. Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
  5. Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
  6. The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
  7. The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
  8. A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
  9. The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
  10. The session of a judicial assembly.
  11. Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
  12. (sport) A place arranged for playing the game of tennis, basketball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

Verb

to court (third-person singular simple present courts, present participle courting, simple past and past participle courted)

  1. To woo; to attempt to win over with social activities and displays of tact and affection.

Derived terms

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Translation of court in Malay

Noun

  1. mahkamah (court of law)
  2. halaman (courtyard or palace court)



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