Definition of palace court in English:

palace court

noun

  • 1A courtyard of a palace.

  • 2Usually in form Palace Court. A court having jurisdiction in personal actions arising within twelve miles of the palace of Whitehall, with the exception of actions arising in the City of London or within the jurisdiction of the Court of the Marshalsea or the courts at Westminster. Now historical.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in 1st Earl of Orrery (1621–1679), politician and writer. From palace + court.

Pronunciation

palace court

/ˈpalɪs ˌkɔːt/