Definition of courtroom in English:



  • The place or room in which a court of law meets.

    as modifier ‘a bitter courtroom battle’
    • ‘Apparently enquiries have been made as to the availability of alternative judges or alternative courtrooms in another venue.’
    • ‘We do not have the luxury of the system, which can provide instant access to litigants, in terms of courtrooms, judges and jury panels.’
    • ‘He was leading me on a tour of his domain, which includes four modern courtrooms and the judges' chambers on the floor below.’
    • ‘Sometime later they reach a decision and the parties are all called back into the courtroom.’
    • ‘It is possible, in some instances, to hold the trial in a courtroom where there is a specially protected dock.’
    • ‘While once they chatted at the 19th hole, the pair may next meet across a civil courtroom.’
    • ‘Both matters have been called outside the courtroom three times and there is no appearance.’
    • ‘If this action should go ahead to a trial, it would be quite some time before it would reach the courtroom.’
    • ‘Tapestries had been hung in nine original courtrooms in the High Court.’
    • ‘We say that policy reasons seem to play a role in the courtroom, but not outside the courtroom.’
    • ‘In American courtrooms, however, the language in which historical justice is being debated has taken on an unusual character.’
    • ‘The verdicts and sentences were announced outside the courtroom by the prosecutor and defence lawyers.’
    • ‘This is the fiction that people who come into courtrooms are all reasonable people.’
    • ‘Most of the action in housing court takes place in the hallways outside the courtrooms.’
    • ‘Once again, we take you inside a courtroom for a real criminal trial in front of a judge and jury.’
    • ‘As noted above, a major reason for press and public access to courtrooms is to ensure fairness.’
    • ‘For their courtrooms to function, they can't afford to second-guess themselves, at least not regularly.’
    • ‘The role of counsel in the courtroom should never vary, and all counsel are to be on an equal footing.’
    • ‘She has helped to undermine the assumption that the tobacco industry is invincible in American courtrooms.’
    • ‘Court observation can, however, be deceptively straightforward, and anyone who spends time in courtrooms quickly becomes aware of its drawbacks.’
    court of law, law court, bench, bar, court of justice, judicature, tribunal, forum, chancery, assizes
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