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Definition of Court


  1. An inclosed 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. A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
  13. To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.
  14. To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.
  15. To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.
  16. To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
  17. To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.


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Court Translations

court in Afrikaans is hof
court in Dutch is het hof maken, scharrelen, vrijen
court in Finnish is piha
court in French is briguez, briguer, cour, briguons, briguent
court in German is Hof, Gericht(shof)
court in Italian is cortile, pietanza
court in Latin is curia
court in Norwegian is domstol
court in Spanish is patio, corral
court in Swedish is domstol, hov