Courthouse Court"house` (k[=o]rt"hous`), n. 1. A house in which established courts are held, or a house appropriated to courts and public meetings. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]

2. A county town; -- so called in Virginia and some others of the Southern States. [1913 Webster]

Providence, the county town of Fairfax, is unknown by that name, and passes as Fairfax Court House. --Barlett. [1913 Webster]

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  • Courthouse — du Comté de Kane à Geneva (Illinois) Une Courthouse (Parfois orthographié Court house) est un bâtiment où siège une cour de justice et souvent également, le gouvernement d un comté bien que cela ne soit pas le cas dans les grandes agglomérations …   Wikipédia en Français

  • courthouse — court·house n: a building in which court is regularly held Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • courthouse — late 15c., from COURT (Cf. court) + HOUSE (Cf. house). In Virginia and the Upper South, it also can mean county seat …   Etymology dictionary

  • courthouse — ► NOUN 1) a building in which a judicial court is held. 2) US a building containing the administrative offices of a county …   English terms dictionary

  • courthouse — [kôrt′hous΄] n. 1. a building in which law courts are held ☆ 2. a building that houses the offices of a county government ☆ 3. a county seat: used in names of towns or cities …   English World dictionary

  • Courthouse — For the Arlington, Virginia neighborhood, see Courthouse, Virginia. For the television series, see Courthouse (TV series). Bulloch County Courthouse in Statesboro, Georgia, in the United States. A courthouse (sometimes spelled court house …   Wikipedia

  • Courthouse — Ein Courthouse ist ein Gebäude, in dem ein lokales Gericht und die regionale Countyverwaltung untergebracht ist, obwohl das in größeren Städten meist nicht der Fall ist. Die Bezeichnung ist in Nordamerika üblich. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Vereinigte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • courthouse — n. (esp. AE) a county; federal; state courthouse * * * [ kɔːthaʊs] federal state courthouse (esp. AE) a county …   Combinatory dictionary

  • courthouse — [[t]kɔ͟ː(r)thaʊs[/t]] courthouses 1) N COUNT A courthouse is a building in which a court of law meets. [AM] (in BRIT, use court) 2) N COUNT A courthouse is a building used by the government of a county. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • courthouse — UK [ˈkɔː(r)tˌhaʊs] / US [ˈkɔrtˌhaʊs] noun [countable] Word forms courthouse : singular courthouse plural courthouses legal mainly American a building that has one or more courts in it for legal trials …   English dictionary

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