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
What was going on inside the courthouse is less clear.
The morass also threatens sales activity fueled by investors who purchase homes in courthouse foreclosure auctions.
The new courthouse is a winner if you love maximum solar energy and accompanying sun glare dominating the entry and hallways.
One immediate improvement Tillerson Adams hopes to bring to the Upper Marlboro courthouse is wireless capability, which would allow attorneys and courthouse observers to get online with their laptops.
For the low-maintenance types, eloping with just your sweetie and a witness to the local courthouse is your cheapest and greenest option.
The furrowed brows and grave tones of newsfolk over helicopter shots of people gathered outside the courthouse is laughable.
Th real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this:
If you want to blog about our judicial system, you can take a look to our main courthouse, a few blocks from your apartment at Recoleta.
The courthouse is named after Mr. Moultrie, who was appointed associate judge of the Superior Court in 1972.
At least in Queens, the courthouse is surrounded by 99 cent stores.