Definition of law court in US English:

law court


  • A court of law.

    • ‘It suggested a law court would be more appropriate for such matters.’
    • ‘The Palace of Justice expresses order and power and consists of a rhythm of eight law courts and a high court.’
    • ‘City Hall is always a pleasure to visit and the re-enactment of the Victorian law court was brilliant.’
    • ‘That is where the internal system will find expression in a general law court.’
    • ‘We have complained that it decides over important matters - the ownership of a domain name - but behaves more like a kangaroo court than a law court.’
    • ‘It was also common for a town to ask for its own law court so that legal problems could be settled quickly.’
    • ‘He fought them on the streets, in law courts, and the court of public opinion.’
    • ‘The original democracy, in ancient Athens, was built around a culture of performance, in political life as in the theatre, the law court, the gymnasium and the symposium.’
    • ‘In a law court, much depends on one's impression of the court.’
    • ‘Such people should be sued for libel in law court instead of talking to them.’
    • ‘I am not a criminal, she adds recalling how difficult it was to have the family law court accept her name as Lydia.’
    • ‘Our trip took us to Castle Rushen, one of the Europe's best preserved medieval castles, which later served as a mint, a law court, and administrative centre.’
    • ‘We have 14 days in any case, but the position is that the appellant must ask the law court for permission to extend that time.’
    • ‘York's law courts, the Crown Court in the shadow of Clifford's Tower and the Magistrates Court, in Clifford Street, are two of the city's landmarks.’
    • ‘The management of the hospital tried to implement compulsory service at a Tours law court, forcing midwives to work, but did not succeed.’
    • ‘On Christmas Day, the law court located in the town of Bobigny ruled that the workers end their industrial action before Monday at 9 a.m.’
    • ‘But a ‘disputed land’ is something that you can resolve before a law court, and any violence used is obviously mindless and therefore people using violence are ‘mindless terrorists’.’
    • ‘The mobile law court holds a session on the mountain road’
    • ‘Why didn't it take him to a domain arbitrator or a law court, you ask?’
    • ‘From her point of view, the lawyer who fought the case against her has lost not just in the law court.’
    court, court of law, court of justice, tribunal, judicature
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law court

/ˈlɔ ˌkɔrt//ˈlô ˌkôrt/