court·​house | \ ˈkȯrt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce courthouse (audio) \

Definition of courthouse

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

Examples of courthouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At her sentencing hearing at the federal courthouse in Atlanta, Ware offered an explanation for some of her deceptions. Johnny Edwards, ajc, 21 July 2022 The December sentencing hearing is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell at the federal courthouse at 401 W. Central Blvd. Martin E. Comas, Orlando Sentinel, 8 July 2022 Mama June wed Justin at a courthouse in Georgia on March 23 after less than a year together. Dory Jackson,, 8 July 2022 He is expected to enter the plea in the federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Richard Wintonstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 6 July 2022 The case was tried in the Southern District of Florida at the federal courthouse in Fort Lauderdale and he was represented by the federal assistant public defender. Austen Erblat, Sun Sentinel, 26 June 2022 In Texas, a large crowd gathered in front of a federal courthouse in downtown Austin. Steve Almasy, CNN, 24 June 2022 The meetings have all taken place in a conference room inside the federal courthouse in Virginia, where his case was heard. Anna Schecter, NBC News, 23 June 2022 His arraignment was set for Thursday afternoon at a federal courthouse in Grand Rapids. Arpan Lobo, Detroit Free Press, 9 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of courthouse

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

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“Courthouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for courthouse


court·​house | \ ˈkȯrt-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce courthouse (audio) \

Kids Definition of courthouse

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



Legal Definition of courthouse

: a building in which court is regularly held

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