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1. A building housing judicial courts.
a. A building housing a county government's offices.
b. A county seat.


(Law) a public building in which courts of law are held


(ˈkɔrtˌhaʊs, ˈkoʊrt-)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
1. a building in which courts of law are held.
2. a county seat.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.courthouse - a government building that houses the offices of a county governmentcourthouse - a government building that houses the offices of a county government
government building - a building that houses a branch of government
2.courthouse - a building that houses judicial courts
courtroom, court - a room in which a lawcourt sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
house - a building in which something is sheltered or located; "they had a large carriage house"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
دار العَدل أو القَضاء
súdna budova
adliye sarayı


[ˈkɔːthaʊs] N (courthouses (pl)) [ˈkɔːthaʊzɪz] (esp US) (Jur) → palacio m de justicia


[ˈkɔːrthaʊs] n (US) (= court) → palais m de justice


[ˈkɔːthaʊs] n (Am) → tribunale m, palazzo di giustizia


(koːt) noun
1. a place where legal cases are heard. a magistrates' court; the High Court.
2. the judges and officials of a legal court. The accused is to appear before the court on Friday.
3. a marked-out space for certain games. a tennis-court; a squash court.
4. the officials, councillors etc of a king or queen. the court of King James.
5. the palace of a king or queen. Hampton Court.
6. an open space surrounded by houses or by the parts of one house.
1. to try to win the love of; to woo.
2. to try to gain (admiration etc).
3. to seem to be deliberately risking (disaster etc).
ˈcourtier (-tiə) noun
a member of the court of a king or queen. He was one of King James' courtiers.
ˈcourtly adjective
having fine manners.
ˈcourtliness noun
ˈcourtship noun
courting or wooing.
ˈcourthouse noun
a building where legal cases are held.
ˌcourt-ˈmartialplural ˌcourts-ˈmartial noun
a court held by officers of the armed forces to try offences against discipline.
ˈcourtyard noun
a court or enclosed ground beside, or surrounded by, a building. the courtyard of the castle.
References in classic literature ?
In desperation, he ran to the city and went straight to the courthouse to report the robbery to the magistrate.
The courthouse was crowded, of course, and would remain so to the finish, for not only in the town itself, but in the country for miles around, the trial was the one topic of conversation among the people.
"For about two weeks now there's been a little bill sticking on the front of this courthouse offering two thousand dollars reward for a couple of big di'monds--stole at St.
And there was a thief aboard, and he had them two big di'monds that's advertised out here on this courthouse door; and he slipped ashore with his hand-bag and struck out into the dark and the storm, and he was a-hoping he could get to this town all right and be safe.
Elizabeth Willard had a dread of being seen by guests in the hotel that had once belonged to her father and the ownership of which still stood re- corded in her name in the county courthouse. The hotel was continually losing patronage because of its shabbiness and she thought of herself as also shabby.
The duke he hired the courthouse, and we went around and stuck up our bills.
As he had expected, it was not long before he saw Rose go across the courthouse yard toward her office on the north side of the square.
"I guess we may not meet again until you see me on the stand in the courthouse. I'll give you something to think over between now and then.
to 3 p.m.: Geneva Bank & Trust's Wheel of Fun, petting zoo and face painting, courthouse lawn
welcomed courthouse employees and members of the public with baked goods as they returned to the courthouse on the morning of Feb.
The open date and status above indicate when Courthouse Green Primary School opened or when it changed to its most recent incarnation, with a number of schools converting to academies in recent years.