a court whose judgments and proceedings are kept on permanent record and that has the power to impose penalties for contempt.
noun 1. (in Scotland) the highest civil court. noun 1. the supreme civil court in Scotland
noun 1. any of state courts of criminal jurisdiction in California, New York, and a few other states.
noun 1. any rule or regulation of a court with which one must comply or risk a contempt action.
noun Severe physical punishment for a gang member deemed disloyal: She can face a ”court-out,” in which there is no time limit to the beating (1990s+ Street gang)