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  • n. Plural form of lawcourt.


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  • The last message I recall him sending on the lawcourts listserv was a strong endorsement of Samuel Alito.


  • Used to silencing academic critics and opponents in turbulent lawcourts.

    See Delphi and Die

  • Bored senators and bloated ex-slaves with multimillion businesses had been at the coast, in the hills, or by the lakes for a couple of months; they would not return until the lawcourts and schools reopened later in September.

    See Delphi and Die

  • In this letter, the testator declares intentions contrary to the decision in the lawcourts yesterday.

    A Raw Youth

  • The Thesmothetae in the first place have the power of prescribing on what days the lawcourts are to sit, and next of assigning them to the several magistrates; for the latter must follow the arrangement which the Thesmothetae assign.

    The Athenian Constitution

  • The Council passes judgement on nearly all magistrates, especially those who have the control of money; its judgement, however, is not final, but is subject to an appeal to the lawcourts.

    The Athenian Constitution

  • The suits and indictments which come before him, and which he, after a preliminary inquiry, brings up before the lawcourts, are as follows.

    The Athenian Constitution

  • = Similar metaphor for the lawcourts at _Fast_ IV 188

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • It is only as subject to this control in the general interest of the community that the State through the lawcourts recognizes merely artificial persons.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability

  • Governor said to a judge on the steamer, "One gets at the truth in a hunting-field a heap quicker than in your lawcourts."

    Actions and Reactions


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