court of record


noun

a court whose judgments and proceedings are kept on permanent record and that has the power to impose penalties for contempt.

Nearby words

  1. court of honor,
  2. court of honour,
  3. court of inquiry,
  4. court of justiciary,
  5. court of law,
  6. court of session,
  7. court of sessions,
  8. court of st james's,
  9. court of st. james's,
  10. court order

Origin of court of record

First recorded in 1755–65

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