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court

Definitions


[kɔːt], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a body of people presided over by a judge, judges, or magistrate, and acting as a tribunal in civil and criminal cases
(e.g: she will take the matter to court)

- a quadrangular area, either open or covered, marked out for ball games such as tennis or squash
(e.g: a squash court)

- the courtiers, retinue, and household of a sovereign
(e.g: the emperor is shown with his court)

- the qualified members of a company or a corporation.


Phrases:
- go to court
- have one's day in court
- in court
- out of court
- pay court to

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French cort, from Latin cohors, cohort- ‘yard or retinue’. The verb is influenced by Old Italian corteare, Old French courtoyer. Compare with cohort


[kɔːt], (Verb)

Definitions:
- be involved with (someone) romantically, with the intention of marrying
(e.g: he was courting a girl from the neighbouring farm)

- pay special attention to (someone) in an attempt to win their support or favour
(e.g: Western politicians courted the leaders of the newly independent states)


Phrases:
- go to court
- have one's day in court
- in court
- out of court
- pay court to

Origin:




definition by Oxford Dictionaries




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