Court of St. James's

noun phrase

-sənt-ˈjāmz How to pronounce Court of St. James's (audio)
-ˈjām-zəz,
-ˌsānt-
: the British royal court

Word History

Etymology

from St. James's Palace, London, former seat of the British court

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Court of St. James's was in 1797

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Cite this Entry

“Court of St. James's.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Court%20of%20St.%20James%27s. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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