courthouse

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noun court·house \ˈkȯrt-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of courthouse

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

  2. 2 :  county seat

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First Known Use of courthouse

15th century


COURTHOUSE Defined for English Language Learners

courthouse

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Definition of courthouse for English Language Learners

  • : a building in which legal cases are heard


COURTHOUSE Defined for Kids

courthouse

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noun court·house \ˈkȯrt-ˌhau̇s\

Definition of courthouse for Students

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

  2. 2 :  a building in which county offices are housed


Law Dictionary

courthouse

noun court·house

Legal Definition of courthouse

  1. :  a building in which court is regularly held



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