court has definitions from the fields of geography,law,housing,government,sport,tennis,games
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[ noun ] (law) an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

Synonyms

tribunal judicature

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

The jury also commented on the Fulton ordinary 's court which has been under_fire for its practices in the appointment of appraisers , guardians and administrators and the awarding of fees and compensation .

The jury said it found the court `` has incorporated into its operating_procedures the recommendations '' of two previous grand_juries , the Atlanta_Bar_Association and an interim citizens_committee .

`` These actions should serve to protect in_fact and in_effect the court 's wards from undue costs and its appointed and elected servants from unmeritorious criticisms '' , the jury said .

The bond issue will go to the state courts for a friendly test_suit to test the validity of the act , and_then the sales will begin and contracts let for repair work on some of Georgia 's most heavily traveled highways .

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

`` Unfortunately '' , says Chief_Postal_Inspector_David_H._Stephens , who has prosecuted many device quacks , `` the ghouls who trade on the hopes of the desperately ill often cannot be successfully prosecuted because the patients who are the chief witnesses die before the case is called_up in court '' .

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[ noun ] (government) the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state

Synonyms

royal_court

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

True , the pattern and flow of the drama have strong literary qualities that are a_bit wearisome in the first_half , before Don_Quixote goes to the duke 's court .

There are other good representations of peasants and people of the court by actors who are finely costumed and magnificently photographed in this last of the Russian films to reach this country in the program of joint cultural exchange .

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[ noun ] (geography) a specially marked area within which a game is played

Examples

"players had to reserve a court in advance"

Used in print

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

`` By winning against Bradley , Kentucky and Notre_Dame on those teams ' home courts , they showed that the home court advantage can be overcome anywhere and that it doesn 's take a super team to do_it '' .

`` By winning against Bradley , Kentucky and Notre_Dame on those teams ' home courts , they showed that the home court advantage can be overcome anywhere and that it doesn 's take a super team to do_it '' .

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[ noun ] (law) a room in which a law court sits

Synonyms

courtroom

Examples

"television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"

Used in print

(Jack Kaplan, "The Health Machine Menace: Therapy by...)

And she felt amply rewarded for her suffering when the evidence of Lee 's quack shenanigans , gathered by the tape_recorder under her friend 's clothing , proved adequate in court for convicting Franklin_D._Lee .

(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)

First thing I did after my twenty-first birthday was go_into court and have it officially changed , and this is something I do n't tell everybody .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

When a witness at court was asked if he had been kicked in the ensuing rumpus , he replied , `` No , it was in the stomach '' .

(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)

`` I should say it is the turning of courts of law into veritable theatres for sex dramas , involving clergymen and parishioners , psychiatrists and patients .

It is becoming harder and harder to tell law courts and political_arenas from the modern theatre '' .

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[ noun ] (geography) a yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings

Synonyms

courtyard

Examples

"the house was built around an inner court"

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[ noun ] (housing) the residence of a sovereign or nobleman

Examples

"the king will visit the duke's court"

Related terms

residence

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[ noun ] the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince

Synonyms

royal_court

Related terms

cortege

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[ verb ] make amorous advances towards

Synonyms

woo solicit romance

Examples

"john is courting Mary"

Used in print

(The Wall Street Journal,...)

So Enright 's courting of the mettlesome Ellen is impeded considerably , thereby providing the tale which is told .

(The Providence Journal...)

Tartuffe is the religious hypocrite who courts his benefactor 's wife .

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[ noun ] (housing) a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area

Related terms

hotel motel motel_room

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[ verb ] seek someone's favor

Synonyms

woo

Examples

"China is wooing Russia"

Used in print

(The Providence Journal...)

But they are aware_of the world outside , they court public approval , they delight in full houses , and they occasionally dare to experiment in interpreting a dramatic classic .

Related terms

suitor

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[ verb ] engage in social activities leading to marriage

Examples

"We were courting for over ten years"

Related terms

act courtship

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 15551
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[ noun ] (sport,tennis,games) Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)

Synonyms

margaret_court

Related terms

tennis_player

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[ noun ] respectful deference

Synonyms

homage

Examples

"pay court to the emperor"

Related terms

deference woo

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