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"out-of-court" in British English

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out-of-courtadverb [before noun], adjective

uk   /ˌaʊt.əvˈkɔːt/ us   /ˌaʊt̬.əvˈkɔːrt/
agreed without involving a trial in a law court: an out-of-court settlement My lawyer wants to settle out of court.
(Definition of out-of-court from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"out-of-court" in Business English

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out-of-courtadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˌaʊtəvˈkɔːt/ us  
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.

out of courtadverb

uk   us  
LAW if two people or companies reach an agreement out of court, they find a solution to a legal argument without using a court of law: Banks often opt to settle out of court.
(Definition of out-of-court from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “out-of-court”
in Chinese (Simplified) 庭外和解的(地)…
in Turkish mahkemeye gitmeden uzlaşılan, yargılama olmaksızın çözülen…
in Russian полюбовный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 庭外和解的(地)…
in Polish polubowny…
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