Definition of courtroom in US English:

courtroom

noun

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

    • ‘Sometime later they reach a decision and the parties are all called back into the courtroom.’
    • ‘Court observation can, however, be deceptively straightforward, and anyone who spends time in courtrooms quickly becomes aware of its drawbacks.’
    • ‘She has helped to undermine the assumption that the tobacco industry is invincible in American courtrooms.’
    • ‘This is the fiction that people who come into courtrooms are all reasonable people.’
    • ‘We say that policy reasons seem to play a role in the courtroom, but not outside the courtroom.’
    • ‘The verdicts and sentences were announced outside the courtroom by the prosecutor and defence lawyers.’
    • ‘Once again, we take you inside a courtroom for a real criminal trial in front of a judge and jury.’
    • ‘Most of the action in housing court takes place in the hallways outside the courtrooms.’
    • ‘For their courtrooms to function, they can't afford to second-guess themselves, at least not regularly.’
    • ‘As noted above, a major reason for press and public access to courtrooms is to ensure fairness.’
    • ‘The role of counsel in the courtroom should never vary, and all counsel are to be on an equal footing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In American courtrooms, however, the language in which historical justice is being debated has taken on an unusual character.’
    • ‘Apparently enquiries have been made as to the availability of alternative judges or alternative courtrooms in another venue.’
    • ‘He was leading me on a tour of his domain, which includes four modern courtrooms and the judges' chambers on the floor below.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We do not have the luxury of the system, which can provide instant access to litigants, in terms of courtrooms, judges and jury panels.’
    • ‘It is possible, in some instances, to hold the trial in a courtroom where there is a specially protected dock.’
    court of law, law court, bench, bar, court of justice, judicature, tribunal, forum, chancery, assizes
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