courthouse

noun
court·house | \ˈkȯrt-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of courthouse 

1a : a building in which courts of law are regularly held

b : the principal building in which county offices are housed

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The judge allowed to let the defendants report to the U.S. Marshals Office elsewhere in the courthouse, rather than having the men taken into custody in the courtroom. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Meridian businessmen who led fraud scheme that hurt 8,500 investors imprisoned at last," 10 July 2018 Festivities started on Thursday when Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. raised the first-ever rainbow flag to fly above the county courthouse, in celebration of the borough’s LGBTQIA residents. Bridget Read, Vogue, "A Hot Day in the Boogie Down Borough: Scenes From Bronx Pride 2018," 18 June 2018 Soon the crowd was headed to the courthouse, not knowing that Mr. Berner had been transferred to a Columbus jail earlier that day. John Kiesewetter, Cincinnati.com, "Civil unrest woven into city's history," 8 June 2018 In the McAllen, Texas, federal courthouse 73 people who were cuffed at the ankles lined up in six rows of wood benches. Elliot Spagat, Houston Chronicle, "California, long a holdout, adopts mass immigration hearings," 9 July 2018 In the McAllen, Texas, federal courthouse 73 people who were cuffed at the ankles lined up in six rows of wood benches. NBC News, "California, long a holdout, adopts mass immigration hearings," 8 July 2018 In the McAllen, Texas, federal courthouse 73 people who were cuffed at the ankles lined up in six rows of wood benches. Elliot Spagat, BostonGlobe.com, "California, long a holdout, adopts mass immigration hearings," 8 July 2018 Some candidates have experience in the courthouse — as criminal defendants. Ian Duncan, baltimoresun.com, "11 Democrats seek control of Baltimore courthouse in clerk's race — including some who've been in the building as criminal defendants," 15 June 2018 On Tuesday, in the same courthouse, Judge Richard Leon rendered his verdict allowing AT&T to acquire Time Warner for $108 billion and remake the entertainment landscape. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "AT&T, Time Warner, and the Future of TV in the Mobile Era," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of courthouse

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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courthouse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of courthouse

: a building in which legal cases are heard

courthouse

noun
court·house | \ˈkȯrt-ˌhau̇s \

Kids Definition of courthouse

1 : a building in which courts of law are held

2 : a building in which county offices are housed

courthouse

noun
court·house

Legal Definition of courthouse 

: a building in which court is regularly held

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