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[kawrt-room, -roo m, kohrt-] /ˈkɔrtˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈkoʊrt-/
a room in which the sessions of a law court are held.
Origin of courtroom
First recorded in 1670-80; court + room Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She covered her face with her hand and rushed out of the courtroom.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • This time, there was more than just a buzz around the courtroom.

    ...Or Your Money Back Gordon Randall Garrett
  • "Mr. Magistrate, you forget that this is not your courtroom," Master replied evenly.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • They were sitting there in that courtroom just wishing you would be sent up.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • It will do you good to leave the shadows of your hermitage and breathe the honest air of a courtroom.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
British Dictionary definitions for courtroom


/ˈkɔːtˌruːm; -ˌrʊm/
a room in which the sittings of a law court are held
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for courtroom

1670s, from court (n.) + room (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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