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Court meaning

court - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. engage in social activities leading to marriage; " We were courting for over ten years"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
  6. 6. Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
  7. 7. The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
  10. 10. The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
  11. 11. The session of a judicial assembly.
  12. 12. Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
  13. 13. A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
  14. 14. To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.
  15. 15. To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.
  16. 16. To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.
  17. 17. To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
  18. 18. To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.
  19. 19. Space surrounded by houses; palace of a sovereign; body of his attendants; hall of justice; the body of judges; attentions; addresses.
  20. 20. To pay attentions to; to solicit; to woo.

court - examples of usage

  1. " I am making no court to my Lord Sunderland. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. " No," he said, " nor has any one else heard of the battle of Dinwiddie Court- House. - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
  3. Did you ever hear of the battle of Dinwiddie Court- House? - "America To-day, Observations and Reflections", William Archer.
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