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English definition of “come before sth/sb”

come before sth/sb

(COURT) phrasal verb with come     /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
If a legal case comes before a law court or a judge, it is dealt with by them, and when someone comes before a court or judge, they are present while the case is dealt with.Court cases, orders and decisions
(Definition of come before sth/sb (COURT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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