Simp Lang Court in Funetik Inglish iz Kohrt uv Lahz uv Omneeoh

Court Etymology

court (n.)

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" (from PIE root *gher- (1) "to grasp, enclose"). Sporting sense is from 1510s, originally of tennis. Legal meaning is from late 13c. (early assemblies for justice were overseen by the sovereign personally).

court (v.)

"woo, offer homage," as one does at court, 1570s; see court (n.). Related: Courted; courting.

Court Legal Definition:

Either the room in which, and during which, judicial proceedings are hosted, or to the judicial body presiding over those proceedings, usually personified in the person of a judge.

Related Terms: Court of Record

Where justice is judicially administered.

May, in exceptional cases, be convened outdoors, usually for the purposes of assessing evidence not readily brought into an indoor courtroom.

Also, the judicial agencies, usually organized in hierarchy to accommodate appeals, tasked by constitutional law to receive evidence for the purpose of administering justice between opposing litigants, as part of the judicial branch of government, and as personified by individual judges who preside alone or in small groups over trials and other judicial hearings.

Traditionally, neither the venue nor the officers presiding over arbitration or administrative tribunals are not called court or courts, the name reserved for the general courts of common law or statutory jurisdisdiction.