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English definition of “out-of-court”

out-of-court

adjective [before noun]
 
 
/ˌaʊtəvˈkɔːt/
LAW an out-of-court agreement or deal is made between people involved in a legal argument without a decision needing to made in a court of law: a(n) out-of-court settlement/agreement/deal The case was never tried because Laker reached an out-of-court settlement with the other airlines.
(Definition of out-of-court adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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