court·​room | \ ˈkȯrt-ˌrüm How to pronounce courtroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m\

Definition of courtroom

: a room in which a court of law is held

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The messages published by the Intercept Brasil over the past week appeared to show the judge advising federal prosecutors on how to try their cases against the country’s political elite, both in his courtroom and in the press. Washington Post, "Alleged leaks threaten legacy of Brazil’s ‘hero’ judge who oversaw vast corruption probe," 17 June 2019 Tarnow, during a May 1 teleconference, ordered Schlissel to his courtroom and a couple of days later, denied a motion from U-M seeking to have that overturned. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "Court: U-M president doesn't have to appear at lawsuit hearing — for now," 12 June 2019 Blanco scheduled Parker’s next appearance for 8:30 a.m. Sept. 3 in her courtroom at the Larimer County Justice Center in Fort Collins. Hans Peter, The Denver Post, "Man accused of fatal shooting on Loveland street corner deemed incompetent to stand trial," 7 June 2019 There are two threads of argument in the courtroom., "Judge Slows U.S. Review of Trump Lawyer’s Records: Cohen Update," 16 Apr. 2018 The film shows a relationship filled with lies, deceit, and incredibly uncomfortable moments— one of them being Bundy's courtroom proposal during his own trial. Alexis Jones, Marie Claire, "Did Ted Bundy Propose In the Courtroom In Real Life?," 10 May 2019 But the request to admit such evidence, discussed broadly before the courtroom was sealed, offered a glimpse into prosecutors’ strategy as Mr. Weinstein’s case moves toward its September trial. ... Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "Harvey Weinstein’s Lawyers Spar With Prosecutors Over Evidence to Go to Jury," 26 Apr. 2019 Members collectively recommended a three-month suspension without pay, as well as courtroom demeanor training. Natasha Reda, Glamour, "Judge Faces Suspension for Reportedly Asking Woman in Sexual Assault Case Whether She ‘Closed Her Legs’," 7 Apr. 2019 Welcome to Marwen is rushing through its big courtroom speech, the film has become a treatise on using visual effects as a storytelling tool — and possibly accidentally, an exposé on their limits. Jesse Hassenger, The Verge, "Welcome to Marwen is Robert Zemeckis’ most revealing movie — and his worst," 20 Dec. 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 How to pronounce courtroom (audio) , -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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