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open court

Definition of open court

  1. :  a court that anyone is allowed to attend <He testified in open court.>



Word by Word Definitions

openplay
  1. :  having no enclosing or confining barrier :  accessible on all or nearly all sides

    :  being in a position or adjustment to permit passage :  not shut or locked

    :  having a barrier (as a door) so adjusted as to allow passage

  1. :  to move (as a door) from a closed position

    :  to make available for entry or passage by turning back (as a barrier) or removing (as a cover or an obstruction)

    :  to make available for or active in a regular function

  1. :  opening

    : :  open and unobstructed space: as

    :  open air

courtplay
  1. :  the residence or establishment of a sovereign or similar dignitary

    :  a sovereign's formal assembly of councillors and officers

    :  the sovereign and officers and advisers who are the governing power

  1. :  to seek to gain or achieve

    :  allure, tempt

    :  to act so as to invite or provoke


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