court of justice

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Noun1.court of justice - 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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A SWALLOW, returning from abroad and especially fond of dwelling with men, built herself a nest in the wall of a Court of Justice and there hatched seven young birds.
If the machinery of the Law could be depended on to fathom every case of suspicion, and to conduct every process of inquiry, with moderate assistance only from the lubricating influences of oil of gold, the events which fill these pages might have claimed their share of the public attention in a Court of Justice.
"Are not you," said Cleostratus, "ashamed to admonish a drunken man?"--To say the truth, in a court of justice drunkenness must not be an excuse, yet in a court of conscience it is greatly so; and therefore Aristotle, who commends the laws of Pittacus, by which drunken men received double punishment for their crimes, allows there is more of policy than justice in that law.
Alice had never been in a court of justice before, but she had read about them in books, and she was quite pleased to find that she knew the name of nearly everything there.
The cook was the first to enter the Court of Justice, otherwise my room.
Going into the Court of Justice, when it was all over, to hear if there were any further commands for me, I found the Sergeant at his old trick-- looking out of window, and whistling "The Last Rose of Summer" to himself.
"Yes; and if you wish to know his name, I will tell it, -- he is named Villefort." The explosion, which had been so long restrained from a feeling of respect to the court of justice, now burst forth like thunder from the breasts of all present; the court itself did not seek to restrain the feelings of the audience.
She cited the 1996 International Court of Justice ruling that declared the threat to use nuclear weapons illegal.
Yet the Court of Justice, like other institutions of the Union, may well suffer under a democratic deficit, a shortfall of institutional legitimacy within the mass publics of Europe.(2) The lack of a direct electoral connection, the inability to share in the legitimacy of the nation-state, frequent adjudication of conflicts between national and European Union (EU) law, and the traditionally heavy reliance of legal institutions on the goodwill of ordinary citizens all create important problems of institutional support, legitimacy, and ultimately compliance (Rasmussen 1986; Weiler 1991, 1992, 1994).
Moynihan is a little short on specifics, but for starters, it would mean considering international law a prime factor in foreign policy decisions and accepting the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice and other institutions--something we simply refused to do when the court declared our mining of Nicaragua's harbors illegal.
(By contrast, in the context of trade and capital movements, nondiscrimination usually refers to the prohibition of discrimination among foreign residents of different nationalities; the concept is similar to that of a most-favored-nation clause, that is, benefits of any liberalization must be extended to all foreign countries on a nondiscriminatory basis.) Although the right of establishment and the right to provide services in other member states without being subject to any restrictions based on nationality were set forth in the Treaty of Rome, legislative action by the Community and decisions of the European Court of Justice have been necessary to give practical effect to these rights.