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Etymology

From Old French curt, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] cortem (accusative of cors).

Noun

Singular
court

Plural
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  1. An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
  2. The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
  3. The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
  4. Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
  5. Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
  6. The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
  7. The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
  8. A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
  9. The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
  10. The session of a judicial assembly.
  11. Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
  12. A place arranged for playing the game of tennis, basketball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.

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Verb

Infinitive
to court

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to court (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. Woo; attempt to win over with social activities and displays of breeding; tact and affection.

Derived terms


French

Pronunciation

Homophone
Note

This one of the largest homophones group of the French language.

Adjective

court m. (f. courte, m. plural courts, f. plural courtes)

  1. short

Verb

court

  1. Third-person singular indicative present form of courir.

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