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Definitions of court

  1. respectful deference; " pay court to the emperor"
  2. a yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; " the house was built around an inner court"
  3. a specially marked area within which a game is played; " players had to reserve a court in advance"
  4. the residence of a sovereign or nobleman; " the king will visit the duke's court"
  5. the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
  6. the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
  7. an assembly ( including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
  8. make amorous advances towards; " John is courting Mary"
  9. Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships ( born in 1947)
  10. engage in social activities leading to marriage; " We were courting for over ten years"
  11. 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.
  12. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
  13. 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.
  14. Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
  15. Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
  16. 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.
  17. A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
  18. The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
  19. The session of a judicial assembly.
  20. Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
  21. A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
  22. To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.
  23. To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.
  24. To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.
  25. To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
  26. To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.
  27. An inclosed space, or a space for playing games; a smail paved place surrounded by houses; a royal palace; a prince or king with his retinue and ministers considered as a political body; a hall of justice; the place where prisoners are tried; the judges engaged there; the judge hearing a case; as, the court sustained the objection; the session of a judicial assembly; address; flattery.
  28. To pay attention to, as a lover; solicit.
  29. To make love.
  30. A space inclosed: a space surrounded by houses: the palace of a sovereign: the body of persons who form his suite or council: attention: civility, as to pay court: ( law) the hall of justice: the judges and officials who preside there: any body of persons assembled to decide causes, whether civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
  31. To pay attentions to: to woo: to solicit: to seek.
  32. Space surrounded by houses; palace of a sovereign; body of his attendants; hall of justice; the body of judges; attentions; addresses.
  33. To pay attentions to; to solicit; to woo.
  34. To woo; seek; solicit.
  35. Of or pertaining to court.
  36. A judicial tribunal, or the judge or judges.
  37. The residence, or the council and retinue, of a sovereign.
  38. A courtyard or a blind alley.
  39. Obsequious attention.
  40. A space enclosed by houses; the residence of a king or sovereign prince; persons who compose his retinue or council; place where justice is administered; the judges assembled for hearing and deciding causes; any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical; civility; address to gain favour.
  41. To endeavour to please by civilities and address; to solicit a woman in marriage; to flatter or woo.
  42. To act the courtier; to woo. Court of Session, the supreme civil court in Scotland. General court, a state legislature.
  43. An open space of ground attached to a house; a small paved square or space surrounded by houses; the palace of a king, also the persons attached to his person as attendants, council, & c.; a place of justice, likewise the judges and officers engaged there; civility; flattery; the art of pleasing.
  44. To endeavour to please; to woo or pay addresses to a woman; to solicit; to seek.
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Usage examples for court

  1. Not down this Court. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  2. A French court lady might have written them, in a day when folks made a fine art of love and weren't afraid nor ashamed. – Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man by Marie Conway Oemler
  3. A poor man would have a fine chance, fightin' a rich man in court, now, wouldn't he? – The Ridin' Kid from Powder River by Henry Herbert Knibbs
  4. At ten o'clock I was in my old seat in the court- room. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  5. I'll take it up with the court when I get back to Walden. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  6. No court has answered this question. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  7. Have we any court? – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  8. Figures were figures, and, much against the inclination of the Grand Duke, in fact without his consent, the Court was gradually cut down. – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  9. We had a California court in camp to- day. – Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51 by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
  10. That evening there was a ball at court. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  11. " It's something at the Court of St. James. – A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne
  12. He went in Rogers's court dress, or did I tell you so the other day? – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  13. You are going back to the Court? – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. Mr. Lane, he said further, was in court and found it impossible to be there. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  15. The court could find no law, however, upon which to hang him. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  16. Then he took on himself to make us known in turn, as gravely as if in his father's court. – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  17. Could you take your oath in court? – The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain
  18. I tell you they found him in the court. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  19. If he is caught, and I choose to make public what I know and can guess, I am sure that you will never reach a court. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
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