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court

noun
 
 
/kɔːt/ ( also law court, also court of law)
[C or U] LAW a room or building in which trials and legal cases are decided, or the group of people, including, for example, a judge and other officials, who listen to and make decisions on legal cases: Different courts are responsible for different types of cases. Unless a solution can be reached, the case will go to court later this month. The legality of electronic signatures is to be tested in court.the court found/held The website was shut down after a US district court held that the copying of albums was a violation of copyright law.court case/hearing/trial The court case is due to be heard next month. →  Compare tribunal
take sb to court LAW to take legal action against someone: Unless they resolve the matter, I intend to take them to court.
settle (a case) out of court LAW to end a legal disagreement without taking legal action: The firm has agreed to settle out of court.
→  See also Admiralty court , appeal court , appeals court , civil court , commercial court , county court , criminal court , Crown Court , district court , federal court , High Court , labour court , law court , out-of-court , tribunal , state court , Supreme Court
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