Court of St. James's

or Court of Saint James


noun

the British royal court: so called from St. James's Palace, London, the former scene of royal receptions.

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British Dictionary definitions for Court of St. James's

Court of St James's

noun

the official name of the royal court of Britain
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Cultural definitions for Court of St. James's

Court of St. James's

The royal court of Britain, including the queen or king and a group of officials who aid in ruling the country.

notes for Court of St. James's

Ambassadors to Britain are officially ambassadors to the Court of St. James's.
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