court·room | \ˈkȯrt-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Definition of courtroom 

: a room in which a court of law is held

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Six of the women have died; almost all of the rest, along with friends and relatives, were in the courtroom on Thursday. New York Times, "Johnson & Johnson Told to Pay $4.7 Billion in Baby Powder Lawsuit," 12 July 2018 Members of the community resented press from northern states coming down to cover the issue — especially black journalists, who were relegated to a card table in the courtroom and berated by the local sheriff. Gabby Raymond, Time, "The Justice Department Has Reopened Its Investigation of Emmett Till's Murder. Here Are 5 Things to Know About the Case," 12 July 2018 Among those in the courtroom on Tuesday were Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman and numerous NYCHA tenants, as the questioning laid bare the numerous issues facing the authority, which houses 1 in 14 New York City residents. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "New York Public-Housing Settlement Draws Judge’s Skepticism," 10 July 2018 FOX News producer Nicole Collins was in the courtroom and gives insight. Fox News, "FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump Supreme pick Kavanaugh prepping for confirmation war; FBI lovebirds facing hot seat," 10 July 2018 Alphabet's Waymo has sparred with Uber in the courtroom and on the road, where people can hail rides from the search giant's self-driving minivans in Arizona. Eric Newcomer And Brad Stone,, "Uber will rent scooters through its app in partnership with Lime," 9 July 2018 Inside the Deliberations After 90 witnesses and 33 days of testimony in the courtroom, the jurors began to deliberate. Steve Helling,, "How Casey Anthony Was Acquitted: The Jurors Explain Their Controversial Verdict," 5 July 2018 The boy's mother, wearing large sunglasses, and grandmother were in the courtroom. Keith Bierygolick,, "When he was arrested for murder, the 16-year-old's parents were nowhere to be found.," 29 June 2018 The children's mothers also appeared in the courtroom. Michael Gordon, charlotteobserver, "The mom's boyfriend said her son might grow up to be gay. Now he's accused of his murder.," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of courtroom

1677, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of courtroom

: a room in which legal cases are heard


court·room | \ˈkȯrt-ˌrüm, -ˌru̇m\

Kids Definition of courtroom

: a room in which formal legal meetings and trials take place



Legal Definition of courtroom 

: a room where court is held

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