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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.

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The scene establishes a clear parallel between courtliness and legal behavior: both require either self-control or control by others.
Between now and Amour Propre running at Royal Ascot, Inverdale will make one of his life-affirming visits to Candy's lair at Kingstone Warren, a place that marries the most modern methods of preparing sprinters with the courtliness of another age.
Asim points out that cultural and public notions of "honor, courtliness, and refinement," especially during the time of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the building of the plantation-era South altered public behavior and discourse (27).
His culture and courtliness, his fine social qualities, and excellent good sense, won for him consideration at Washington, whither he was called from time to time.
Other revisions--such as changes in assigning dialogical replies to certain characters (which reveal both shifts in personal allegiances and a perceptive use of Ciceronian verisimilitude), the gradual rejection of the stilted Boccaccian framework and the narrator's presence in it, a reduced presence of military and courtroom metaphors, an increased courtliness and wittiness among the interlocutors, and the removal of too ostentatious erudition and of the use of Latin and other languages--result in a more natural and effectively polyphonic dialogue.
Archimbaut's initial impatience puts him at risk of further deviation from courtliness, and soon he is transformed definitively into a gilos.
Austen frequently concludes discussions by observing that Gascoigne's "self-presentation" in his works was highly varied, but the book would have been more compelling had it gone further to explore the reasons for this, and constructed a fuller account of Gascoigne's personae that built on recent discussions of such things as courtliness and performance; patronage, public service, and poetry; inwardness, self-fashioning, or other accounts of Renaissance subjectivity or identity.
Courtly Love, the Love of Courtliness, and the History of Sexuality, by James A.
It comes froma 16th century book about courtliness by a chap called Baldasare Castiglione.
But the literary bad boy was a model of courtliness with Mrs.
The 15 parents with 9 transitions were AchEiRIcAlLy, COuraGeOusNeSs, CoUrTlieSt, CoUrTlINeSs, DEpaRtMentAlLy, IsChIoCeLEs, PaRANuClEaRs, PlEoNosTeOSEs, PlEuROcentRAlLy, PoUrPArTiEs, PsYlLiAtEs, SaTuRAtIoNs, ScHolARliNeSs, SOLicItOusNeSs, and SpEaRhEaDs.
The effect was suggestive of both the courtliness of the hunt and the studiousness of Navarre's scholastic retreat--a sketch of the concentric spheres of the Ptolemaic cosmology appeared in the gallery.