courts 1 of 2

plural of court
as in palaces
the residence of a ruler Hampton Court was the imposing residence of King Henry VIII

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as in courtyards
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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as in judges
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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2 of 2


present tense third-person singular of court
as in woos
to act so as to make (something) more likely you're courting disaster if you keep playing with matches

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

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“Courts.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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