The latter, knowing of these turbulent times in Lincoln, decided not to hold court.
But mind now, you've got to sleep in this room every time you come to hold court in Ramsey.
And Mademoiselle de Corandeuil settled herself back in her chair with the dignity of a chancellor about to hold court.
Then, three weeks later, if the docket permitted, he went on to Raleigh to hold court there for a few days.
This week we are to hold court here, but I do not imagine anything will be done.
Peter of Russia was right: the sovereigns of England, the sea-rulers, should hold court in Greenwich.
From this time onward, it is said that Inquisitors were never known to hold court with a Virey.
Do you know anything about the new judge who is going to hold court to-day?
A judge could not hold court unless he had a military escort.
It might give jurisdictional privileges: a right to hold court with greater or less franchises.
late 12c., from Old French cort (11c., Modern French cour) "king's court, princely residence," from Latin cortem, accusative of cors (earlier cohors) "enclosed yard," and by extension (and perhaps by association with curia "sovereign's assembly"), "those assembled in the yard; company, cohort," from com- "together" (see com-) + stem hort- related to hortus "garden, plot of ground" (see yard (n.1)). Sporting sense is from 1510s, originally of tennis. Legal meaning is from late 13c. (early assemblies for justice were overseen by the sovereign personally).
"woo, offer homage," as one does at court, 1570s; see court (n.). Related: Courted; courting.