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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There are real, and harmful, consequences to forensic science in the courtroom. Angela Chen, The Verge, "The dean of UCLA Law explains the uncertain future of forensic science," 20 Dec. 2018 Security officers removed reporters from the public hallway outside the D.C. Circuit courtroom on the day of oral arguments last month. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Supreme Court Rules Against Mysterious Foreign Company," 8 Jan. 2019 When a weary-looking Weinstein arrived in court, shuffling up the aisle with a slight limp, more than 50 members of the press had packed into the at-capacity courtroom. Maureen O'connor, The Cut, "The Courthouse Scene at Harvey Weinstein’s Arraignment," 5 June 2018 Thiros, in Judge Samuel Cappas’ courtroom, set Magee's bail hearing tentatively for 10:30 a.m. June 21, and his omnibus hearing for 8:45 a.m. July 10. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "Teen makes court appearance in 11-year-old's East Chicago shooting death," 22 May 2018 One of the supporters of Edwards who provided the funds, Fred Baron, had died, and the other, Bunny Mellon, was a 101-year-old recluse prosecutors did not seek to drag into the courtroom as a witness. Charlie Savage, The Seattle Times, "Trump lays out a defense for potential campaign-finance crimes," 10 Dec. 2018 For example, in some trials witnesses are kept out of the courtroom so they won’t be influenced by the testimony of others. Adam Beam, The Seattle Times, "Judge to decide ‘Marsy’s Law’ ballot question in Kentucky," 9 Oct. 2018 The officer’s widow, Cynthia Chesna, yelled at Lopes as he was led out of the courtroom. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Slain Massachusetts cop's widow confronts husband's accused killer with emotional outburst," 2 Oct. 2018 Cosby was denied bail and walked out of the courtroom in handcuffs. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault," 25 Sep. 2018

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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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