court

(redirected from courthouse)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

court

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
The new Red Earth Creek courthouse will increase access to justice for area residents, and we are proud to make this crucial investment in northern Alberta.
Following the Skinner land donation, the Lane County Courthouse was built in the center of the public square as required, and remained there until about 1897.
There was a deadly shooting at a Michigan courthouse Monday, (http://www.
Those lawyers who forcibly entered the courthouse made a statement to the press inside the courthouse.
Augustus said the city is aiming for a mid-July/early August closing with DCAMM on the courthouse property.
Recommendation: In order to improve the planning and oversight for future courthouse construction projects, to increase the efficiency of courtroom usage through courtroom sharing, and to ensure that future courthouses are built within the congressionally authorized gross square footage, the Administrator of GSA should report to congressional authorizing committees when the design of a courthouse exceeds the authorized size by more than 10 percent, including the reasons for the increase in size.
Loreto Romero was wearing civilian clothes Monday when he walked out of the Antelope Valley Courthouse.
The courthouse officials who ran out of registration forms on the few days in July 1965 when people could register to vote were gone.
When you look at small towns, keeping the courthouse downtown is of utmost importance," says David Morgan, executive director of the Kentucky Heritage Council.
It is accepted that the north Birmingham courthouse at Sutton Coldfield is in need of modernisation and decoration.
Although the first session of the county superior court met, appropriately, in a building that housed a cotton gin, subsequent courts were held in a modest wooden courthouse completed by 1844.
The interactive courthouse tours will initially include 22 courthouses and offer 9-18 IPIX images of each courthouse, including lobbies, courtrooms, jury rooms, judicial chambers, and other public and restricted areas, as well as external views that also show the surrounding neighborhood.