from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The room or chamber in which a court is regularly held and justice is dispensed.


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  • The magistrate complimented the woman on her muscular powers, and the court-room laughed; but all I could see was a boy on the threshold of life, passionately crawling to muddy death, and there was no laughter in it.


  • So it was, when the doom of fifty years of living death was uttered by Judge Scott, that Jim Hall, hating all things in the society that misused him, rose up and raged in the court-room until dragged down by half a dozen of his blue-coated enemies.

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  • "Look it over carefully so that you may identify it in the court-room with the time and place of capture."

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  • An impromptu recess was taken by the court-room for several minutes, wherein there was much whispering and shaking of heads.

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  • After that came a series of off-field problems, including court-room drama involving starting running back LaMichael James and starting quarterback Jeremiah Masoli — two easy candidates for preseason All-Pac-10 honors.

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  • The verdict was due to be read Wednesday, but when journalists made their way to the court in Moscow, they found a note taped to the court-room door that said the trial had been postponed.

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  • At long last, Udall brought the story of Betty Jo Yazzie and “Check” and more than eighty more widows and dying miners to a federal court-room in Phoenix.

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  • The only snag was that I'd expected the course to be like the popular American TV series of the late '80's' L.A. Law '; couture dresses, handsome men, some quick verbal duelling in the court-room and then home for cocktails and passion with a sexy partner, also a crusading lawyer.

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  • Captain Burnaby came out of the court-room and walked with Rutherford across the grassy quadrangle of the submarine depot to the commander's office.

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  • Variously charged with graft, money-laundering, racketeering, and rape, Zuma's court-room victories seem to be the result of politics rather than due process.

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