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  1. [noun] an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
    Synonyms: tribunal, judicature

  2. [noun] the sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state
    Synonyms: royal

  3. [noun] a specially marked area within which a game is played; "players had to reserve a court in advance"

  4. [noun] a room in which a law court sits; "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"
    Synonyms: room

  5. [noun] a yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings; "the house was built around an inner court"
    Synonyms: yard

  6. [noun] the residence of a sovereign or nobleman; "the king will visit the duke's court"

  7. [noun] the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
    Synonyms: royal

  8. [noun] a hotel for motorists; provides direct access from rooms to parking area
    Synonyms: motor hotel, motor inn, motor lodge, tourist

  9. [noun] Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947)
    Synonyms: Court, Margaret Court

  10. [noun] respectful deference; "pay court to the emperor"
    Synonyms: homage

  11. [verb] make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
    Synonyms: woo, romance, solicit

  12. [verb] seek someone's favor; "China is wooing Russia"
    Synonyms: woo

  13. [verb] engage in social activities leading to marriage; "We were courting for over ten years"


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