Definition of court costs in US English:

court costs

plural noun

  • Legal expenses, especially those allowed in favor of the winning party or against the losing party in a suit.

    ‘a total of $6,000 in fines, court costs, restitution, and fees’
    • ‘The adjudication clause permits the Adjudicator to award costs to the winning party.’
    • ‘The claim is dismissed and the order makes provision for the legal aid assessment of costs.’
    • ‘Accordingly, no profit costs should be allowed to the appellants for work done by their partnership.’
    • ‘Mr Bacon's primary submission was that party does not get costs of a counterclaim unless the order provides.’
    • ‘The bill allows the employee to seek penalties, interest, costs of the suit, and attorney fees.’
    • ‘In particular, the costs to be allowed to a solicitor litigant in person are to be subject to the two thirds restriction.’
    • ‘The first defendant has agreed to pay the claimant's costs in the sum of £13, 975.’
    • ‘The applicant is to pay the costs of the respondent of the summons on an indemnity basis.’
    • ‘Number One is the represented litigant who is compensated for both costs and counsel fees.’
    • ‘If there is an appeal, then we would be able to recover our costs against the legal aid fund.’
    • ‘Holding MPC liable for the defendants' costs would discourage the funding of litigation.’
    • ‘There will also be detailed assessment of the claimant's costs for public funding purposes.’
    • ‘The main issue was whether there should be security for costs posted by the plaintiff.’
    • ‘The Swiss trial court charged the applicant with the bulk of the court costs of the action and part of the costs of the private prosecutors.’
    • ‘I am therefore urged on behalf of the applicants to make orders for payment of their legal costs now that the legal position is clear.’
    • ‘The defendants were also ordered to pay the adjudicator's fees and the costs of the claimants.’
    • ‘The son was convicted but the defendant was acquitted and awarded his costs out of central funds.’
    • ‘These can include requirements such as security for costs from foreign plaintiffs, or the denial of legal aid.’
    • ‘It is thought that the costs and legal fees cost him most of his career earnings.’
    • ‘There is no evidence from the three external funders that they will cease to fund the defendants' costs.’