out of court

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of out of court

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

Word by Word Definitions

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

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


Law Dictionary

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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