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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Example sentences
And the bulk of the public record is no longer to be found in library stacks,
  dusty courthouse files, and microfilm rolls.
Citizen committees are running the city from the courthouse.
As they left the courthouse without speaking to reporters, they walked silently
  past a crowd of jeering protesters.
The courthouse also features two works by notable artists.
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