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) 1998 - A Court in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan declares accused terrorist Osama bin Laden `` a man without a sin ' in regards to the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania
2) So he settled down in Trieste town, produced a mighty tome It’s all about two geezers, one a Jew and one ex-Rome And a buxom lass called Molly who’s quite a little duck But the High Court didn’t like the way she kept on saying Damn’. 14 VIRGINIA WOOLF Like almost any writer, Virginia Woolf was riddled with inconsistencies.
3) He worked briefly as a Court shoemaker until , on August 24 , 1906 , police expelled him from Berlin as undesirable , based solely on the fact that he was a former prisoner
4) 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.
5) Such names are usually given by Court historians , according to their good deeds or the bad ones
6) Squash is a racquet sport played by two players -LRB- or four players for doubles -RRB- in a four-walled Court with a small , hollow rubber ball
7) The back wall of the Court is usually high , with an above gallery for the referee and scorer , and also spectators
8) It tells the story of dragon-slayer Siegfried at the Court of the Burgundians , and of the revenge of his wife Kriemhild , which leads to the death all the heroes of the Bugundians and of Kriemhild as well
9) The European Union is not a party to the Convention and has no role in the administration of the European Court of Human Rights
10) It remains the seat for the Supreme Court Of Appeal -LRB- formerly the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court -RRB- and is therefore generally regarded as the judicial capital
11) When she entered the Court she threw her eyes round it and quickly discovered where we were seated.
12) Fortunately for those who pay their Court through such foibles, a fond mother, though, in pursuit of praise for her children, the most rapacious of human beings, is likewise the most credulous; her demands are exorbitant; but she will swallow any thing; and the excessive affection and endurance of the Miss Steeles towards her offspring were viewed therefore by Lady Middleton without the smallest surprise or distrust.
13) The International Court of Justice -LRB- ; commonly referred to as the World Court or ICJ -RRB- is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations
14) It has 15 outdoor clay Courts , which remain closed for half of the year , and only one indoor Court
15) From 1682 , when King Louis XIV moved from Paris , until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in 1789 , the Court of Versailles was the center of power in Ancien Régime France
16) Both intelligent patrons of literature and art , Anna Amalia and Charles Augustus attracted to their Court the leading scholars in Germany , including Goethe , Schiller and Herder , and made Weimar an important cultural center
17) Sir Richard was selected by the High Court of the Admiralty to set up the first English law Court in the New World in 1615 in Trinity
18) The Court , composed of judges from the highest Courts of the three States , has to guarantee the uniform interpretation of common legal rules
19) They are often used in Court to help find the truth
20) The Supreme Court also met in the Capitol until its own building was completed in 1935
21) 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
22) Thurgood Marshall -LRB- July 2 , 1908 -- January 24 , 1993 -RRB- was an American jurist and the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States
23) Clever men, distinguished men, and even men of exalted station formed a perpetual and brilliant Court round the fascinating young actress of the Comedie Francaise, and she glided through republican, revolutionary, bloodthirsty Paris like a shining comet with a trail behind her of all that was most distinguished, most interesting, in intellectual Europe.
24) This gentleman had been discovered on reference to the Court Guide, and being then and there present, swore that the snuff-box was his, and that he had missed it on the previous day, the moment he had disengaged himself from the crowd before referred to.
25) It is the judicial capital of South Africa , as the Supreme Court is located there
26) Justice Thrasher's Court is a glaring example of that corrupt system: Mr Thrasher . . . had some few Imperfections in his magistratical Capacity.
27) 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
28) In February 1983 the Federal Constitutional Court said that deliberately losing the vote was allowed , so the general elections could take place
29) (The unfortunate little Bill had left off writing on his slate with one finger, as he found it made no mark; but he now hastily began again, using the ink, that was trickling down his face, as long as it lasted.) ‘Then the words don’t fit you,ssaid the King, looking round the Court with a smile.
30) I had already been three months in prison, and although I was still weak and in continual danger of a relapse, I was obliged to travel nearly a hundred miles to the country town where the Court was held.