out of court

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Definition of out of court

: without going to court : without a lawsuit They were able to settle/resolve the case out of court.

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out-of-court

adjective

Legal Definition of out-of-court

1 : not made under oath or affirmation as part of a judicial proceeding (as a trial or deposition) an out-of-court statement
2 : not made or done as part of a judicial proceeding an out-of-court settlement

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