1) 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.

2) The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.

3) 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.

4) Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.

5) Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.

6) The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.

7) 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.

8) A tribunal established for the administration of justice.

9) The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.

10) The session of a judicial assembly.

11) Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.

12) A place arranged for playing the game of tennis; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

v. i.

1) To play the lover; to woo; as, to go courting.

v. t.

1) To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one's self with.

2) To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.

3) To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.

4) To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.

Example Sentences for


1) 1789 - Deputies of the French Third Estate took the Tennis Court Oath
2) The direct repelling of the charge exhibited against him was the least part of his care; the business was, by affidavits, motions, pleas, demurrers, flaws and appeals, to protract the question from term to term and from Court to Court.
3) Marguerite did not even wonder whither he had gone—she cared so little; she had had a little Court round her, composed of the JEUNESSE DOREE of London, and had just dismissed them all, wishing to be alone with Gluck for a brief while.
4) During a showing of Serranos works at the National Gallery of Victoria -LRB- NGV -RRB- in 1997 , then Archbishop George Pelli tried to get the Supreme Court of Victoria to stop the gallery from showing the work
5) William pronounces Hannah's sentence—death—and adjourn[s the Court to go to dinner (vol.
6) On appeal , the Bundesgerichtshof -LRB- High Court of Justice -RRB- in 1994 reduced the penalty to a suspended sentence of two years
7) His marriage to Mary finally took place in late 1559 , although it was a time for celebration , the Court was still in mourning for the late King , Henry II -LRB- 1519-1559 -RRB-
8) Although Roy Bates claims it is de facto recognized by Germany as they have sent a diplomat to the micronation , and by the United Kingdom after an English Court ruled it did not have jurisdiction over Sealand , neither action constitutes de jure recognition as far as the respective countries are concerned
9) The Dáil can pass a bill even if the Seanad objects , but the Supreme Court can decide that the act is not allowed by the Constitution
10) Jahans eldest daughter , the -LRB- loving -RRB- Jahanara Begum , slowly brought him out of mourning and took the place of Mumtaz at Court
11) 1936 - Antonin Scalia , American Supreme Court Justice
12) He has no more powers than any of the other judges of the Supreme Court , who are called Associate Justices
13) Subsequent books, colored by her struggles to support herself, her forced marriage to a life at Court as Queen Charlotte's second keeper of the robes, as well as various personal disappointments, reflect an even more markedly changed outlook.
14) Thomas is one of thirteen Catholic justices -- out of 110 justices total -- in the history of the Supreme Court , and one of six currently on the Court
15) I blush, said he, when I see this Court attend to the passions of any of its members, or of its own.
16) Rising from a lowly page at the Court of the House of Stuart , he faithfully served the Duke of York through the 1670s and early 1680s
17) In the very middle of the Court was a table, with a large dish of tarts upon it: they looked so good, that it made Alice quite hungry to look at them—‘I wish they’d get the trial done,’ she thought, and hand round the refreshments!sBut there seemed to be no chance of this, so she began looking at everything about her, to pass away the time.
18) Set in 1547 , the novel tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance : Tom Canty , a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London , and Edward VI of England , son of Henry VIII of England
19) It was also used as an anthem of Republika Srpska , an entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina , in the period of 1991 to 2006 , when it was ruled down by the countrys constitutional Court
20) John Glover Roberts , Jr. -LRB- born January 27 , 1955 -RRB- is the seventeenth and current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court
21) But stronger voices than his were there to pick up his 'Not Guilty' and shout it tri­ 218 SOCIAL PROTEST umphantly through the Court and to the waiting crowd out­ side.9 The relief that the legal system could stand against even gov­ ernmental attempts at repression would have been as profound for Bage and his friends as it was for those in the Courtroom, but it also would have been measured in an awareness that these attempts at repression were in no way a closed affair.
22) I could not sustain the horror of my situation, and when I perceived that the popular voice and the countenances of the judges had already condemned my unhappy victim, I rushed out of the Court in agony.
23) A small green Court was the whole of its demesne in front; and a neat wicket gate admitted them into it.
24) The money was used in studies which led to the first nuclear reactor -- Chicago Pile-1 , a massive `` atomic pile ' of graphite bricks and uranium fuel which went critical on December 2 , 1942 , built in a hard racquets Court under Stagg Field , the football stadium at the University of Chicago
25) With his beer every day, and money in his pocket to pitch and toss with, if he can’t spend it.’ ‘No, shall he though?scried Charley Bates. ‘Ay, that he shall,sreplied Fagin, and we’ll have a big-wig, Charley: one that’s got the greatest gift of the gab: to carry on his defence; and he shall make a speech for himself too, if he likes; and we’ll read it all in the papers—‘Artful Dodger—shrieks of laughter—here the Court was convulsed’—eh, Charley, eh?’ ‘Ha! ha! laughed Master Bates, what a lark that would be, wouldn’t it, Fagin?
26) The controversial statement by the school board triggered the Court case Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District in late 2005
27) In the very middle of the Court was a table, with a large dish of tarts upon it: they looked so good, that it made Alice quite hungry to look at them—‘I wish they’d get the trial done,’ she thought, and hand round the refreshments!sBut there seemed to be no chance of this, so she began looking at everything about her, to pass away the time.
28) Supreme Conflict : The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court .2007
29) Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka , 347 U.S. 483 (1954) , was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal educational opportunities unconstitutional
30) American -LRB- or Court -RRB- handball , usually referred to simply as handball , is an American form of fives played against one or more walls