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court

noun [C, U]
 
 
/kɔːt/
LAW B2 the place where a judge decides whether someone is guilty of a crime: The suspect appeared in court charged with robbery. If they don't pay you can take them to court (= make them be judged in court).Law courts
the court the judge and group of people at a trial who decide whether someone is guilty of a crime: She told the court what happened on the night of the murder.Law courtsJudges and juries
SPORT B1 an area for playing particular sports: a tennis/basketball courtSurfaces on which sports take placeTennis and racket sports
ROYAL HOUSE the official home of a king or queen and the people who live with them →  See also High Court , the supreme court Houses and homesRoyalty, aristocracy and titles
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