from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A room in which the proceedings of a court are held.
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- n. The room where a judge presides over hearings and trials, sometimes with a jury.
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- n. a room in which a lawcourt sits
One strange byproduct of Lindsay Lohan's ongoing legal issues is that the phrase 'courtroom couture' has entered our vocabulary....
If ever clothes were put into the service of swaying public opinion, the courtroom is the one place where most folks strive for a look that is reserved, conventional and wholly unremarkable.
The understanding of Islam in the courtroom is also clouded by the crisis of authority in the religion itself.
DNA, which was born in research laboratories, where all variables are controlled, not in a courtroom, is a reliable science because it is not controlled by subjective bias of an individual examiner unlike many of the other forensic sciences criticized in the NAS report.
"The courtroom is where you go to get a fair and even-handed reading of the law, regardless of who you are or where you came from or who you voted for," Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said.
The discovery process in a civilian courtroom is completely inadequate at preserving the secrecy and safety of our sources.
A courtroom is (generally speaking) a public place, and we live in a time of instantaneous worldwide communications.
But the end result, and the shared understanding of everyone in the courtroom, is that the other person living in the house (be it parent, spouse, children) have to get rid of their guns.
“The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.”
The courtroom is a place reserved for the search for truth and the fair adjudication of disputes, free from politics.
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