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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COURT

If this be the test, I am willing to be tried with Hipparete at the court of the Muses.

The narrative was broken off short by a cry of jubilee in the court.

Yes, Stephen himself it was, who had quietly walked into the court.

Nor is there in this view any assault upon the court or the judges.

She demands justice—strange as that may seem, in a court of law!

The first lines show that poor Shakespeare often felt out of it at Court.

Do you not intend, Sir, to push his way at court, and obtain for him the post of physician there?

Isabel was lodged at the court of France, and treated with distinction.

You thought I wanted you to court me, but I was only having you on.

The crier of the court, a young negro, made his announcements.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., from Old French cort (11c., Modern French cour) "king's court, princely residence," from Latin cortem, accusative of cors (earlier cohors) "enclosed yard," and by extension (and perhaps by association with curia "sovereign's assembly"), "those assembled in the yard; company, cohort," from com- "together" (see com-) + stem hort- related to hortus "garden, plot of ground" (see yard (n.1)). Sporting sense is from 1510s, originally of tennis. Legal meaning is from late 13c. (early assemblies for justice were overseen by the sovereign personally).

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