courthouse

noun court·house \ ˈkȯrt-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of courthouse

1 a :a building in which courts of law are regularly held
b :the principal building in which county offices are housed

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First Known Use of courthouse

15th century


COURTHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

courthouse

noun

Definition of courthouse for English Language Learners

  • : a building in which legal cases are heard


COURTHOUSE Defined for Kids

courthouse

noun court·house \ ˈkȯrt-ˌhau̇s \

Definition of courthouse for Students

1 :a building in which courts of law are held
2 :a building in which county offices are housed

Law Dictionary

courthouse

noun court·house

legal Definition of courthouse

:a building in which court is regularly held


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