Courthouse



[kawrt-hous, kohrt-] /ˈkɔrtˌhaʊs, ˈkoʊrt-/

noun, plural courthouses
[kawrt-hou-ziz, kohrt-] /ˈkɔrtˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈkoʊrt-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a building in which of law are held.
2.
a county seat.
/ˈkɔːtˌhaʊs/
noun
1.
a public building in which courts of law are held
n.

late 15c., from court (n.) + house (n.). In Virginia and the Upper South, it also can mean “county seat.”

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