courthouse

[ kawrt-hous, kohrt- ]
/ ˈkɔrtˌhaʊs, ˈkoʊrt- /

noun, plural court·hous·es [kawrt-hou-ziz, kohrt-]. /ˈkɔrtˌhaʊ zɪz, ˈkoʊrt-/.

a building in which courts of law are held.
a county seat.

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Origin of courthouse

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at court, house
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British Dictionary definitions for courthouse

courthouse
/ (ˈkɔːtˌhaʊs) /

noun

a public building in which courts of law are held
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