out-of-court

[ out-uh v-kawrt, -kohrt ]
/ ˈaʊt əvˈkɔrt, -ˈkoʊrt /
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adjective

conducted or agreed upon between contending parties without court decision: an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit.
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