court of law

noun
1.
a duly instituted organ of the government that administers justice, whether on the basis of legislation, previous court decisions, or other authoritative services.
2.
a court administering the rules developed by such organs as distinguished from the rules and principles developed and administered in courts of equity.
Also called law court.
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Example sentences
The question of blame belongs in a court of law, not in a doctor's office.
The same way a court of law cannot prevent criminals from committing crimes but
  can determine if a crime has been committed.
Granted, tapes of suspicious conversations are not necessarily enough to
  convict someone in a court of law.
The ruling has been expected, there was no way the charges of political bias
  could have been proved in the court of law.
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