court of law

noun phrase

Definition of court of law

: a court that hears cases and decides them on the basis of statutes or the common law

First Known Use of court of law

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Court of law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/court%20of%20law. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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Legal Definition of court of law

: court sense 1 specifically : a court that hears cases and decides them on the basis of statutes and common law — compare court of equity

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