have one's day in court

Definition of have one's day in court

:to defend oneself in a court of law
  • Let her have her day in court before you pass judgment on her.

Word by Word Definitions

day play
  1. : the time of light between one night and the next

  2. : daylight

  3. : daytime

court play
  1. : the residence or establishment of a sovereign or similar dignitary

  2. : a sovereign's formal assembly of councillors and officers

  3. : the sovereign and officers and advisers who are the governing power

  1. : to seek to gain or achieve

  2. : allure, tempt

  3. : to act so as to invite or provoke


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