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
court + house (Wiktionary)