Meaning of “court” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C, U ] uk us /kɔːt/

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).
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.

the official home of a king or queen and the people who live with them

→ See also High Court , the supreme court

(Definition of “court noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)