Meaning of “come before sth/sb” in the English Dictionary

"come before sth/sb" in British English

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come before sth/sb

phrasal verb with come uk /kʌm/ us /kʌm/ verb came, come

(COURT)

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.

(Definition of “come before sth/sb” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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