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courts

noun
plural of court

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 the residence of a ruler
  • Hampton Court was the imposing residence of King Henry VIII

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2 an open space wholly or partly enclosed (as by buildings or walls)
  • the art museum boasts a glass-sided court that is filled with an array of greenery and sculpture

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3 an assembly of persons for the administration of justice
  • this court is now called to order

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4 a public official having authority to decide questions of law
  • if it please the court, I'd like to approach the bench

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courts

verb
present tense third-person singular of court

Synonyms of courts (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to act so as to make (something) more likely
  • you're courting disaster if you keep playing with matches

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2 to go on dates that may eventually lead to marriage
  • they courted for a year before getting married

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“Courts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/courts. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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