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Court of St. James's

or Court of Saint James

the British royal court: so called from St. James's Palace, London, the former scene of royal receptions. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Court of St. James's definition

The royal court of Britain, including the queen or king and a group of officials who aid in ruling the country.

Note: Ambassadors to Britain are officially ambassadors to the Court of St. James's.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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