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Meaning of “out-of-court” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​lawcourt: an out-of-court settlement My ​lawyerwants 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   us   /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.

out of courtadverb

uk   us  
LAW if two ​people or ​companiesreach 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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