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An organ of government belonging to the judicial department and charged with resolving disputes among parties.Courts generally have jurisdictional requirements providing that only certain disputes among described parties for certain amounts of money may be heard.If you file your grievance in the wrong court, you may be prejudiced when the case is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction and the time period during which to file in the proper court has expired.

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The head of the Djehuty Project concludes: "Unlike what the rest of courtiers of his time did, around 1470 BC, Djehuty did not place his tomb in the surrounding area of Deir el-Bahari, where the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut was erected, but he chose the hill of Dra Abu el-Naga for his eternal rest, half kilometer further to the north, because that's where the members of the 17th Dynasty were buried".
The courtier said Prince Edward had been heard to jokingly say: "Lingerie on this floor" while using it.
Olga Pugliese, professor of Italian at the University of Toronto and director of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at Victoria College, can now be said to have furnished the summa of this trend in her new book on the making of the Courtier.
Despite the railing of a Phillip Stubbes against magistrates "in silks, velvets, satins, damasks, taffetas, and such like," splendid attire for legitimate courtiers was acceptable; for parvenus it was not.
Courtiers claim Jennie upset his new deputy private secretary Elizabeth Buchanan at a bash at St James's Palace last week.
Arriving home, he visited his courtier friend in prison, anxious to tell him of his perils.
But she'll soon come to realise that it's not what she wants, but what everybody else wants that matters when it comes to people showing their respect," the courtier said.
A courtier said: "The family have been concerned about him in recent weeks.
Since the publication of both of these works, all criticism that has addressed the issues of masculinity in the Cortegiano has grown out of a basic principal of an emasculated courtier (whether in relation to the prince or to the Duchess).
His courtier is permanently present, his Christ is subject to the laws of physics.
The distinguished critic Frank Kermode presents Shakespeare as an actor, a playwright, a poet, a minor courtier, and a highly successful businessman.
The performance of male nobility in Moliere's comedieballets; staging the courtier.