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.
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
And when we are punished by her, whether with imprisonment or stripes, the punishment is to be endured in silence; and if she lead us to wounds or death in battle, thither we follow as is right; neither may any one yield or retreat or leave his rank, but whether in battle or in a court of law, or in any other place, he must do what his city and his country order him; or he must change their view of what is just: and if he may do no violence to his father or mother, much less may he do violence to his country.
Let me pass to the new incident in my career which brought me for the second time before the public notice in a court of law.
For I am more than seventy years of age, and appearing now for the first time in a court of law, I am quite a stranger to the language of the place; and therefore I would have you regard me as if I were really a stranger, whom you would excuse if he spoke in his native tongue, and after the fashion of his country:--Am I making an unfair request of you?