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ˈkɔrtˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈkoʊrt-court·room

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. court, courtroomnoun

    a room in which a lawcourt sits

    "television cameras were admitted in the courtroom"


  1. courtroomnoun

    The room where a judge presides over hearings and trials, sometimes with a jury.


  1. Courtroom

    A courtroom is the actual enclosed space in which a judge regularly holds court. The schedule of official court proceedings is called a docket; the term is also synonymous with a court's caseload as a whole. The judge generally sits behind a raised desk, known as the bench. Benches in U.S. federal courtrooms and some state courtrooms are usually bullet-resistant to protect judges from courtroom shootouts. Behind the judge are the great seal of the jurisdiction and the flags of the appropriate federal and state governments. Judges usually wear a plain black robe. An exception was the late U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who broke tradition by adorning his robe with four gold stripes on each sleeve. Adjacent to the bench are the witness stand and the desks where the court clerk and the court reporter sit. The courtroom is divided into two parts by a barrier known as the bar. The bar may be an actual railing, or an imaginary barrier. The bailiff stands against one wall and keeps order in the courtroom. On one side is the judge's bench, the tables for the plaintiff, the defendant, and their respective counsel, and a separate group of seats known as the jury box where the jury sits. Apart from the parties to the case and any witnesses, only the lawyers can literally pass the bar, and this is the reason why the term "the bar" has come to refer to the legal profession as a whole. There is usually a podium or lectern between the two tables where the lawyers may stand when they argue their case before the judge.

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    The numerical value of courtroom in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Clint Dunn:

    Right now, there are no words to define how I feel, thank you to everyone who searched for Hailey, and to those who fought tirelessly for an arrest. Hopefully, true justice will come in the courtroom.

  2. Ben Brafman:

    I hope to find 12 people in Manhattan who may have heard a lot of the allegations against Mr. Havey Weinstein but will give the court their sworn assurances that they will decide this case based on the evidence that comes into the courtroom and not on what they made have read, or what they may have heard, i think part of what we're trying to suggest in these motions to dismiss is that contrary to what people may have read and may have heard, there is another side here.

  3. Philonise Floyd:

    It has been an emotional cinema picture, everyone watching around the world. We just want everybody to be peaceful, but at the same time I can't stop people from doing the things that they're doing because people are in pain, they're hurt, daunte Wright was just killed 10 miles away from where we were in the courtroom. We just want everybody to get it together and understand we can live with each other in unity. And we stand in solidarity with everybody across America.

  4. Brett Kavanaugh:

    I know nominees who've sat in this chair in the past have expressed the desire for cameras in the courtroom, only to get to the Supreme Court and change their positions fairly rapidly, so that gives me some humility about making confident assertions about that.

  5. Proverb:

    They come into the courtroom in a suit and leave with no trousers.

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