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[kawrt-room, -roo m, kohrt-] /ˈkɔrtˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈkoʊrt-/
a room in which the sessions of a law court are held.
1670-80; court + room Unabridged
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  • In a former courthouse here, jail cells have been converted into offices and a courtroom adapted into a lecture hall.
  • It is equally not a merger negotiation or courtroom drama.
  • And, however reluctantly, sometimes family members end up on opposite sides in a courtroom.
  • In fact, that was one of the purposes for the courtroom approach in the first place.
  • In the courtroom he was known to be fierce at cross-examination and riveting at.
  • Rehnquist's courtroom style was similarly unvarying.
  • Behind him was a courtroom packed with anguished parents who used to have children of their own.
  • In this court, vetted evidence and deliberation count for much less than speeches and courtroom antics.
  • In the courtroom, the calculations can be seen in all their cold rationality, and the costs are vividly embodied.
  • He attended every meeting and, by his personal tactics, managed to transform them into courtroom spectacles.
British Dictionary definitions for courtroom


/ˈkɔːtˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a room in which the sittings of a law court are held
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for courtroom

1670s, from court (n.) + room (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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