follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

International Court of Justice

noun
1.
the chief judicial agency of the United Nations, established in 1945 to decide disputes arising between nations.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for international court justice

International Court of Justice

noun
1.
a court established in the Hague to settle disputes brought by nations that are parties to the Statute of the Court Also called World Court
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
international court justice in Culture

International Court of Justice definition


A division of the United Nations that settles legal disputes submitted to it by member nations. The International Court of Justice, also called the World Court, meets in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for International Court of Justice

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for international

13
17
Scrabble Words With Friends