Meaning of “courtroom” in the English Dictionary

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"courtroom" in British English

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courtroomnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɔːt.ruːm/ /ˈkɔːt.rʊm/ us /ˈkɔːrt.ruːm/ /ˈkɔːrt.rʊm/

a room where a law court meets:

The accused entered the courtroom handcuffed to two police officers.
It was a courtroom drama set in the 1960s.

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  • As a lawyer, he positively revelled in the drama of the courtroom.
  • The prisoner raised his fist in a gesture of defiance as he was led out of the courtroom.
  • She stood up to address a hushed courtroom.
  • The courtroom was a large dark chamber, an austere place.
  • Millions of dollars were spent on lawyers in a courtroom showdown between the two companies.

(Definition of “courtroom” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"courtroom" in American English

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courtroomnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɔrt·rum, ˈkoʊrt-, -rʊm/

a usually large room where trials and other legal cases happen

(Definition of “courtroom” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"courtroom" in Business English

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courtroomnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɔːtrʊm/ us

LAW a room in which a court of law meets:

A spokesman said the company would lodge an appeal against the decision, which follows a six-year courtroom battle.

(Definition of “courtroom” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)