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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 hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
  17. 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.
  18. A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
  19. The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
  20. The session of a judicial assembly.
  21. Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
  22. A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
  23. To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.
  24. To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.
  25. To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.
  26. To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
  27. To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.
  28. 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.
  29. To pay attention to, as a lover; solicit.
  30. To make love.
  31. Courtliness.
  32. 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.
  33. To pay attentions to: to woo: to solicit: to seek.
  34. Space surrounded by houses; palace of a sovereign; body of his attendants; hall of justice; the body of judges; attentions; addresses.
  35. To pay attentions to; to solicit; to woo.
  36. To woo; seek; solicit.
  37. Of or pertaining to court.
  38. A judicial tribunal, or the judge or judges.
  39. The residence, or the council and retinue, of a sovereign.
  40. A courtyard or a blind alley.
  41. Obsequious attention.
  42. 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.
  43. To endeavour to please by civilities and address; to solicit a woman in marriage; to flatter or woo.
  44. To act the courtier; to woo. Court of Session, the supreme civil court in Scotland. General court, a state legislature.
  45. 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.
  46. 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. Mr. Lane, he said further, was in court and found it impossible to be there. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. Could you take your oath in court? – The Other Side of the Door by Lucia Chamberlain
  3. I tell you they found him in the court. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Another point was made clear by the court. – History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6) by E. Benjamin Andrews
  9. Have we any court? – A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  10. 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
  11. " It's something at the Court of St. James. – A Fool There Was by Porter Emerson Browne
  12. Not down this Court. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  13. 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
  14. You are going back to the Court? – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. 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
  16. No court has answered this question. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles
  17. I'll take it up with the court when I get back to Walden. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  18. That evening there was a ball at court. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  19. At ten o'clock I was in my old seat in the court- room. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  20. 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
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