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Dictionary definition for: Court

1. (v) make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"

2. (n) an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

3. (v) seek someone''s favor; "China is wooing Russia"

4. (n) the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state

5. (n) a specially marked area within which a game is played; "players had to reserve a court in advance"

6. (v) engage in social activities leading to marriage; "We were courting for over ten years"

7. (n) a room in which a law court sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"

8. (n) a yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; "the house was built around an inner court"

9. (n) the residence of a sovereign or nobleman; "the king will visit the duke''s court"

10. (n) the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince

11. (n) a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area

12. (n) Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)

13. (n) respectful deference; "pay court to the emperor"

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