Crossword clues for court
- Bailiff's workplace
- Word with juvenile or kangaroo
- Word after food or kangaroo
- Wimbledon area
- Try for a mate?
- Tennis-playing area
- Tennis venue
- Squash setting
- Place to play tennis
- Place for a case
- Night __
- Judge Harold T. Stone's ''Night ___''
- Hoops place
- Dribbling place
- "Juvenile" or "kangaroo" follower
- Word with ''juvenile'' or ''kangaroo''
- Wizards' workplace
- White ______ , Alberta
- White ____ reporter
- White ___ Alberta
- Where you don't want love
- Where trials take place
- Where cases are tried
- What a king may hold
- Tennis locale
- Tennis area
- Supreme or Margaret
- Squash venue
- Squash locale
- Royal retinue
- Pursue with hearts and flowers
- Place for service aces
- Place for dribbling
- Old Bailey, e.g
- Matlock's workplace
- Match box?
- Marilyn Milian's workplace
- Magic workplace
- Kind of yard or martial
- Jazz gig setting?
- Hearing venue
- Hearing setting
- Hardwood playing surface
- Hall of justice
- Group around a king
- Case place
- B-ball place
- Ashe Stadium centerpiece
- Alicia Florrick's workplace
- Alberta's White _____
- Alberta's White ____
- Woo army officer, we hear, with this military action
- Is its rough justice dispensed by leaps and bounds?
- Unofficial tribunal
- Unfair tribunal
- High legal authority
- Vegetable to go after in place of game
- Location where one might serve drink before date
- Drink date in sporting venue
- Legal setting
- Pursue, in a way
- *Like some tennis volleys
- Try to win over
- Jester's locale
- What a bachelor might do
- See 48-Across
- Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)
- An assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
- Respectful deference
- Provides direct access from rooms to parking area
- A hotel for motorists
- The family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
- The residence of a sovereign or nobleman
- A yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings
- A specially marked area within which a game is played
- The sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
- Place of trial
- Margaret of tennis fame
- Play the swain
- Herod's place
- Kind of house or ship
- Borg's milieu
- Connors's milieu
- Place that demands order
- Ace place
- Three-time champ Margaret ___
- Royal entourage
- Woo; quadrangle
- What solicitors do in place of trials?
- Seek to marry - finding love, in summary
- Seek favour from judicial body
- Risk incurring (misfortune)
- Ring found in sharp suit pressed here
- Reportedly heard by many at Wimbledon?
- Ball lands in short playing area
- Take out royal household
- Wine and dine
- Try to win
- Bar room?
- Tennis setting
- Hoops venue
- Place to press a suit?
- Try to win the love of
- Try for a mate
- Trial locale
- To woo
- Tennis site
- Short street
- Match setting
- Judge's workplace
- Pursue amorously
- Kind of plaster
- Judicial body
- Judge's domain
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Court \Court\, v. i. 1. To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.
Court \Court\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Courted; p. pr. & vb. n. Courting.]
To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.
By one person, hovever, Portland was still assiduously courted.
To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.
If either of you both love Katharina . . . Leave shall you have to court her at your pleasure.
To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.
They might almost seem to have courted the crown of martyrdom.
Guilt and misery . . . court privacy and solitude.
To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
A well-worn pathway courted us To one green wicket in a privet hedge.
Court \Court\ (k[=o]rt), n. [OF. court, curt, cort, F. cour, LL. cortis, fr. L. cohors, cors, chors, gen. cohortis, cortis, chortis, an inclosure, court, thing inclosed, crowd, throng; co- + a root akin to Gr. chorto`s inclosure, feeding place, and to E. garden, yard, orchard. See Yard, and cf. Cohort, Curtain.]
An inclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
The courts of the house of our God.
And round the cool green courts there ran a row Of cloisters.
Goldsmith took a garret in a miserable court.
2. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or other dignitary; a palace.
Attends the emperor in his royal court.
This our court, infected with their manners, Shows like a riotous inn.
The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
My lord, there is a nobleman of the court at door would speak with you.
Love rules the court, the camp, the grove.
--Sir. W. Scott.
Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
The princesses held their court within the fortress.
Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
No solace could her paramour intreat Her once to show, ne court, nor dalliance.
I went to make my court to the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle.
The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
Most heartily I do beseech the court To give the judgment.
The session of a judicial assembly.
Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.
Christian court, the English ecclesiastical courts in the aggregate, or any one of them.
Court breeding, education acquired at court.
Court card. Same as Coat card.
Court circular, one or more paragraphs of news respecting the sovereign and the royal family, together with the proceedings or movements of the court generally, supplied to the newspapers by an officer specially charged with such duty. [Eng.]
Court of claims (Law), a court for settling claims against a state or government; specif., a court of the United States, created by act of Congress, and holding its sessions at Washington. It is given jurisdiction over claims on contracts against the government, and sometimes may advise the government as to its liabilities. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Court day, a day on which a court sits to administer justice.
Court dress, the dress prescribed for appearance at the court of a sovereign.
Court fool, a buffoon or jester, formerly kept by princes and nobles for their amusement.
Court guide, a directory of the names and adresses of the nobility and gentry in a town.
Court hand, the hand or manner of writing used in records and judicial proceedings.
Court lands (Eng. Law), lands kept in demesne, -- that is, for the use of the lord and his family.
Court marshal, one who acts as marshal for a court.
Court party, a party attached to the court.
Court rolls, the records of a court. See Roll.
Court in banc, or Court in bank, The full court sitting at its regular terms for the hearing of arguments upon questions of law, as distinguished from a sitting at nisi prius.
Court of Arches, audience, etc. See under Arches, Audience, etc.
Court of Chancery. See Chancery, n.
Court of Common pleas. (Law) See Common pleas, under Common.
Court of Equity. See under Equity, and Chancery.
Court of Inquiry (Mil.), a court appointed to inquire into and report on some military matter, as the conduct of an officer.
Court of St. James, the usual designation of the British Court; -- so called from the old palace of St. James, which is used for the royal receptions, levees, and drawing-rooms.
The court of the Lord, the temple at Jerusalem; hence, a church, or Christian house of worship.
General Court, the legislature of a State; -- so called from having had, in the colonial days, judicial power; as, the General Court of Massachusetts. [U.S.]
To pay one's court, to seek to gain favor by attentions. ``Alcibiades was assiduous in paying his court to Tissaphernes.''
To put out of court, to refuse further judicial hearing.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"woo, offer homage," as one does at court, 1570s; see court (n.). Related: Courted; courting.
late 12c., from Old French cort (11c., Modern French cour) "king's court, princely residence," from Latin cortem, accusative of cors (earlier cohors) "enclosed yard," and by extension (and perhaps by association with curia "sovereign's assembly"), "those assembled in the yard; company, cohort," from com- "together" (see com-) + stem hort- related to hortus "garden, plot of ground" (see yard (n.1)). Sporting sense is from 1510s, originally of tennis. Legal meaning is from late 13c. (early assemblies for justice were overseen by the sovereign personally).
n. 1 An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley. 2 # (label en US Australia) A street with no outlet, a cul-de-sac. 3 (label en social) Royal society. 4 # The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace. 5 # The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state. 6 # Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign. 7 Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery. 8 (label en social) The administration of law. 9 # The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered. 10 # The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To seek to achieve or win. 2 (context transitive English) To risk (a consequence, usually negative). 3 (context transitive English) To try to win a commitment to marry from. 4 (context transitive English) To engage in behavior leading to mating. 5 (context transitive English) To attempt to attract. 6 (context transitive English) To attempt to gain alliance with. 7 (context intransitive English) To engage in activities intended to win someone's affections. 8 (context intransitive English) To engage in courtship behavior. 9 (context transitive English) To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state [syn: royal court]
a specially marked area within which a game is played; "players had to reserve a court in advance"
a room in which a law court sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom" [syn: courtroom]
a yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; "the house was built around an inner court" [syn: courtyard]
the residence of a sovereign or nobleman; "the king will visit the duke's court"
the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince [syn: royal court]
Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947) [syn: Margaret Court]
respectful deference; "pay court to the emperor" [syn: homage]
A court is a tribunal, often as governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes.
Court may also refer to:
Court is one of the ten district electoral areas (DEA) in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Located in the north and west of the city, the district elects six members to Belfast City Council and contains the wards of Ballygomartin, Clonard, Falls, Forth River, Shankill, and Woodvale. Court is split between the Belfast North and Belfast West constituencies for the Northern Ireland Assembly and UK Parliament.
Court is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Antoine Court (1696-1760), French Huguenot Protestant reformer
- Charles Court (1911-2007), Premier of Western Australia and Margaret Court's father-in-law
- Claude Auguste Court (1793-1880), French soldier and mercenary, general to Maharaja Ranjit Sinjh
- David Court (born 1944), English retired footballer
- David Court (cricketer) (born 1980), English cricketer
- Hazel Court (1926-2008), English actress
- Margaret Court (born 1942), Australian retired tennis player
A court is a tribunal, often as governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. In both common law and civil law legal systems, courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all persons have an ability to bring their claims before a court. Similarly, the rights of those accused of a crime include the right to present a defense before a court.
The system of courts that interprets and applies the law is collectively known as the judiciary. The place where a court sits is known as a venue. The room where court proceedings occur is known as a courtroom, and the building as a courthouse; court facilities range from simple and very small facilities in rural communities to large buildings in cities.
The practical authority given to the court is known as its jurisdiction ( Latin jus dicere) – the court's power to decide certain kinds of questions or petitions put to it. According to William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England, a court is constituted by a minimum of three parties: the actor or plaintiff, who complains of an injury done; the reus or defendant, who is called upon to make satisfaction for it, and the judex or judicial power, which is to examine the truth of the fact, to determine the law arising upon that fact, and, if any injury appears to have been done, to ascertain and by its officers to apply a legal remedy. It is also usual in the superior courts to have barristers, and attorneys or counsel, as assistants, though, often, courts consist of additional barristers, bailiffs, reporters, and perhaps a jury.
The term "the court" is also used to refer to the presiding officer or officials, usually one or more judges. The judge or panel of judges may also be collectively referred to as "the bench" (in contrast to attorneys and barristers, collectively referred to as "the bar"). In the United States, and other common law jurisdictions, the term "court" (in the case of U.S. federal courts) by law is used to describe the judge himself or herself.
In the United States, the legal authority of a court to take action is based on personal jurisdiction, subject-matter jurisdiction, and venue over the parties to the litigation.
The court of a monarch, or at some periods an important nobleman, is a term for the extended household and all those who regularly attended on the ruler or central figure. It can also refer to the physical residence of the monarch where the court resides or a series of complexes. In the largest courts, the royal households, many thousands of individuals comprised the court. These courtiers included the monarch or noble's camarilla and retinue, household, nobility, those with court appointments, bodyguard, and may also include emissaries from other kingdoms or visitors to the court. Foreign princes and foreign nobility in exile may also seek refuge at a court.
Near Eastern and Eastern courts often included the harem and concubines as well as eunuchs who fulfilled a variety of functions. At times the harem was walled off and separate from the rest of the residence of the monarch. In Asia concubines were often a more visible part of the court.
Lower ranking servants and bodyguard were not properly called courtiers though may be included as part of the court or royal household in the broadest definition. Entertainers and others may have been counted as part of the court.
Court is a 2014 Indian independent legal drama film, written and directed by Chaitanya Tamhane in his directorial debut. Featuring a cast of newcomers, the film examines the Indian legal system through the trial of an ageing folk singer at a Sessions Court in Mumbai.
Court premiered at the 71st Venice International Film Festival on 4 September 2014, where it won the Best Film in the Horizons category and the Luigi De Laurentiis (Lion Of The Future) award for Tamhane. Jay Weissberg of Variety described the film as "an impressive debut that flays alive India’s judicial system thanks to an intelligent, superbly understated script." The film went on to win 18 other awards at film festivals, including honours at the Mumbai, Vienna, Antalya, and Singapore film festivals. In 2015, the film won the Best Feature Film award at the 62nd National Film Awards, which honoured films released in 2014.
Court theatrically released in India on 17 April 2015. The film was selected as India's official submission for the 88th Annual Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category but it was not nominated.
Usage examples of "court".
Notary take care to set it down that the said abjuration was made by one gravely suspected of heresy, so that if she should be proved to have relapsed, she should then be judged accordingly and delivered up to the secular Court.
If he refuses to return and abjure his heresy and give fitting satisfaction, he is delivered to the secular Court to be punished.
But if he shall appear, and not consent to abjure, let him be delivered as a truly impenitent heretic to the secular Court, as was explained in the tenth method.
But if they refuse to abjure, they are to be handed over to the secular Court for punishment.
Whitman was asked whether Bush should have an abortion litmus test for the Supreme Court, she boasted that as governor of New Jersey she had abjured litmus tests for her judicial nominees.
Court, in conformity with the aforementioned theories of economics and evolution, was in fact committed to the principle that freedom of contract is the general rule and that legislative authority to abridge the same could be justified only by exceptional circumstances.
However, the Supreme Court declined to sustain Congress when, under the guise of enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment by appropriate legislation, it enacted a statute which was not limited to take effect only in case a State should abridge the privileges of United States citizens, but applied no matter how well the State might have performed its duty, and would subject to punishment private individuals who conspired to deprive anyone of the equal protection of the laws.
This dictum became, two years later, accepted doctrine when the Court invalidated a State law on the ground that it abridged freedom of speech contrary to the due process clause of Amendment XIV.
Here the Court declared that the right of a citizen, resident in one State, to contract in another, to transact any lawful business, or to make a loan of money, in any State other than that in which the citizen resides was a privilege of national citizenship which was abridged by a State income tax law excluding from taxable income interest received on money loaned within the State.
Court was unable to concede that a Georgia statute levying on inhabitants of the State a poll tax payment of which is made a prerequisite for voting but exempting females who do not register for voting, in any way abridged the right of male citizens to vote on account of their sex.
The principal minister of the court of Ravenna, the learned Cassiodorus, gratified the inclination of the conquerors in a Gothic history, which consisted of twelve books, now reduced to the imperfect abridgment of Jornandes.
Roman court, and gave his abridgment the name of Breviary, which thus came to denote a work which from another point of view might be called a Plenary, involving as it did the collection of several works into one.
But time had worked its curative powers, and soon the letters were abrim with exciting events of this richest court in all the Middle Kingdoms, as well as with pride of new skills mastered.
It would be awfully difficult for Gore to catch up to Bush before December 12unless a court disqualified enough Bush overseas absentee votes.
With a few thousand absentee ballots still uncounted and Republican Perry Hooper appearing to be ahead, the Democrats rushed into court to ask a judge to change the rules.