court of law


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court of law

n. pl. courts of law
A court that hears cases and makes decisions based on statutes or the common law.

court′ of law′


n.
an arm of the judicial branch of government that hears cases and administers justice, usu. on the basis of legislation or precedent.
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Noun1.court of law - a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws
court, judicature, tribunal - an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
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To an Englishman, accustomed to the paraphernalia of Westminster Hall, an American Court of Law is as odd a sight as, I suppose, an English Court of Law would be to an American.
At his first arrival he made no scruple of acquainting her with the unfortunate accident; which he made appear very unfortunate indeed, for he totally extracted every particle of what could be called fault, at least in a court of honour, though he left some circumstances which might be questionable in a court of law.
Do you mean to tell me that blood of my race has suffered a blow and crawled to a court of law about it?
When they meet together, and the world sits down at an assembly, or in a court of law, or a theatre, or a camp, or in any other popular resort, and there is a great uproar, and they praise some things which are being said or done, and blame other things, equally exaggerating both, shouting and clapping their hands, and the echo of the rocks and the place in which they are assembled redoubles the sound of the praise or blame--at such a time will not a young man's heart, as they say, leap within him?
Playmore's authority) that the letter may be made the means, if he so will it, of publicly vindicating his innocence in a Court of Law.
Ferrari was the first to find it out--and that the guilty persons had reason to fear, not only that he would acquaint Lord Montbarry with his discovery, but that he would be a principal witness against them if the scandal was made public in a court of law.
In the second place, we are all equally desirous--whatever difference of opinion may otherwise exist--to make this informal inquiry a means, if possible, of avoiding the painful publicity which would result from an appeal to a Court of Law.
If the result, so far, fails to satisfy us in that particular, we shall not hesitate to appeal to a Court of Law.
She refused to return to them and the case was carried to the court of law.
If you are called upon in a court of law, you'll remember her language, Nelly
Under the new policy, committee would be formed and the department at the provincial level to review the cases in the court of law and address the same.
And, it was learned that this information cannot be presented as evidence in any court of law.