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

Definition of courtroom

: a room in which a court of law is held

Examples of courtroom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amber Heard's gripping testimony during the trial for a defamation lawsuit brought by ex-husband Johnny Depp was made all the more compelling by a random gift — from the courtroom calendar. David K. Li, NBC News, 6 May 2022 Amber Heard takes the stand in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Fairfax, Va., on May 5, 2022, to testify in the libel case filed by her ex-husband Johnny Depp. CBS News, 6 May 2022 Few people ever see a judge in their entire lifetime and no one goes to a public courtroom with security guards and others to talk about their private life and sexuality. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 5 May 2022 Burke granted the plaintiffs’ request to close the courtroom for the testimony of one of the doctors and the mother of a transgender minor. Mike Cason |, al, 5 May 2022 In one of the most surprising endings of ’90s movie history, Primal Fear takes an already intriguing courtroom drama, deftly handled by Richard Gere and Laura Linney, and just cranks it up with a narrative loaded with sensational twists and turns. Deanna Janes, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 May 2022 Bryant Strong, flanked by 20 officers in the courtroom behind him, showed no reaction as Circuit Court Judge Daneeka V. Cotton read her guilty verdict in the bench trial that started Monday of this high-profile encounter. Washington Post, 4 May 2022 The Aquaman actress, 36, went under oath in the Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom as Depp, 58, looked on. Benjamin Vanhoose,, 4 May 2022 Those political views, however, have seeped into at least one courtroom. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of courtroom

1677, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2022

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“Courtroom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for courtroom


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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