From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different building; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley.
- The residence of a sovereign, prince, nobleman, or ether dignitary; a palace.
- The collective body of persons composing the retinue of a sovereign or person high in authority; all the surroundings of a sovereign in his regal state.
- Any formal assembling of the retinue of a sovereign; as, to hold a court.
- Attention directed to a person in power; conduct or address designed to gain favor; courtliness of manners; civility; compliment; flattery.
- The hall, chamber, or place, where justice is administered.
- The persons officially assembled under authority of law, at the appropriate time and place, for the administration of justice; an official assembly, legally met together for the transaction of judicial business; a judge or judges sitting for the hearing or trial of causes.
- A tribunal established for the administration of justice.
- The judge or judges; as distinguished from the counsel or jury, or both.
- The session of a judicial assembly.
- Any jurisdiction, civil, military, or ecclesiastical.
- A place arranged for playing the game of tennis, basketball and some other games; also, one of the divisions of a tennis court.