court house

courthouse

[kawrt-hous, kohrt-]
noun, plural courthouses [kawrt-hou-ziz, kohrt-] .
1.
a building in which courts of law are held.
2.
a county seat.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; see court, house

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courthouse (ˈkɔːtˌhaʊs)
 
n
a public building in which courts of law are held

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courthouse
late 15c., from court + house. In Virginia and the Upper South, it also can mean "county seat."
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