Definition of world court in US English:

world court

noun

  • An informal name for: any international court of justice or arbitration established to resolve disputes between nations of the world, or to rule on matters of international law; specifically (a) the Permanent Court of International Justice (1921–45) of the League of Nations (now historical); (b) the International Court of Justice, established in 1946 as the principal judicial arm of the United Nations.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From world + court.

Pronunciation

world court

/wəːld ˈkɔːt/