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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 Donjon Inn has never existed for him!--he hasn't had time!--been too much engaged in paying court to the landlady of the Three Lilies at Saint-Michel.
Despite former bankruptcy woes after paying court fees for a libel case he won, Coronation Street's William Roache, now 80, has recently admitted to sleeping with 1,000 women.
PEOPLE who try to avoid paying court fines across England & Wales will be targeted in a month-long campaign launched by Her Majesty's Courts Service.