Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A building housing judicial courts.
  • n. A building housing the offices of a county government.
  • n. A county seat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A public building housing courts of law.
  • n. The public building where most American counties have their county offices.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A house in which established courts are held, or a house appropriated to courts and public meetings.
  • n. A county town; -- so called in Virginia and some others of the Southern States.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A building in which courts of law are held; a building appropriated to the use of law-courts.
  • n. In the southern United States, the village or town in which such a building is situated; a county-seat: common in the names of places: as, Culpeper Court-House, in Virginia. Abbreviated C. H.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a government building that houses the offices of a county government
  • n. a building that houses judicial courts

Etymologies

court +‎ house (Wiktionary)

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