Inns of Court

noun phrase

Definition of Inns of Court

1 : the four sets of buildings in London belonging to four societies of students and practitioners of the law
2 : the four societies that alone admit to practice at the English bar

First Known Use of Inns of Court

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Inns of Court.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Inns%20of%20Court. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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Inns of Court

Legal Definition of Inns of Court

1 : the four sets of buildings in London belonging to four societies of students and practitioners of the law
2 : the four societies that alone admit to practice at the English bar

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