civil court


noun

a court of law in which civil cases are tried and determined.See also civil law(def 1).
a secular court as opposed to an ecclesiastical or military court.

Nearby words

  1. civics,
  2. civies,
  3. civil,
  4. civil aeronautics board,
  5. civil air patrol,
  6. civil day,
  7. civil death,
  8. civil defence,
  9. civil defense,
  10. civil disobedience

Origin of civil court

First recorded in 1550–1600

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