court of law


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n court of law a tribunal that is presided over by a magistrate or by one or more judges who administer justice according to the laws
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  • Denis Diderot
    “The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “This is a court of law young man, not a court of justice.”
  • Robert Owen
    Robert Owen
    “Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly of law cannot be found in a rational state of society.”


In literature:

Courts, not mobs, must execute the penalties of the laws.
"Messages and Papers of William McKinley V.2." by William McKinley
Write an essay upon the Law of Libel, and say when a paper, (1) should apologise, (2) fight it out, and, (3) settle it out of Court.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 102, April 16, 1892" by Various
But most of the acts which the courts enjoined strikers from doing were already prohibited by the criminal laws.
"A History of Trade Unionism in the United States" by Selig Perlman
The court-house is a fair example of those in which Lincoln first practised law.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896" by Various
No doubt a common law grew up under the decisions of the local courts and courts of appeal.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
I knew both Brodd and Horfi, they were in the court of Hrolf the Old; all descended from Jormunrek, son-in-law of Sigurd.
"The Elder Eddas of Saemund Sigfusson; and the Younger Eddas of Snorre Sturleson" by Saemund Sigfusson and Snorre Sturleson
In practice it is frequently found that the parent comes to Court with a child who is charged with a breach of the law.
"Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents" by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
The laundries and the State of Oregon agreed to carry a test case to the Federal Supreme Court to determine the new law's constitutionality.
"Making Both Ends Meet" by Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
The family tradition is passing strange, but it will not serve in a court of law.
"The Stowmarket Mystery" by Louis Tracy
But not being used to courts of law, I thought it best to learn my statement, as I say, by heart.
"Living Alone" by Stella Benson
An edict so favourable to the law of our belief, made many Christians even in the court, though contrary to the example of the prince.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)" by John Dryden
He gives laws to me in the midst of my court!
"The Cid" by Pierre Corneille
Then he proceeds to the court of the mosque, mounts a wooden pulpit and expounds to them their Law.
"The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela" by Benjamin of Tudela
A History of the Law, the Courts, and the Lawyers of Maine, from its Colonization to the Early Part of the Present Century.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. July, 1863, No. LXIX." by Various
It will be seen that all cases at law to which a State is a party must be tried in the courts of the United States.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
I know that the courts of law have made as strained constructions in other cases.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
It declared for laws against child labor, and I'm interested in that; and for juvenile courts and a lot of the new enlightened things.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
As far as dynamite is concerned, it appeared that there was no chance of contesting the concession in the law courts with any success.
"A Century of Wrong" by F. W. Reitz
The law of Israel was observed in the open court, when the people were watching.
"The Sad Shepherd" by Henry Van Dyke
I am not sure but that they were sufficient to have convicted me of murder in a court of law.
"The Fatal Glove" by Clara Augusta Jones Trask

In poetry:

His fees pass under him, through the inn-doors,
Yours issue from a flaw,
He kindly casts an eye within doors,
You, to a Court of Law.
"To The Corpulent Counsellor W--" by William Hutton
Venus and Liber fill their hour;
The games engage, the law-courts prove;
Till hardened life breeds love of power
Or Avarice, Age's final love.
"To The Companions" by Rudyard Kipling
The law requires on pain of death;
The gospel courts with loving breath:
While that conveys a deadly wound,
This makes me perfect, whole, and sound.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
I ran to the court, where the sages of law
Were wrangling and jangling at quibble and flaw,--
Oh wondrous to me was the strife that I saw,--
But all that fierce riot
Was calm'd by the quiet That blest them at Home!
"Home" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says her colleague Antonin Scalia deserves a lot of credit for getting the high court to divine what laws mean by focusing on the words Congress used.
The Kansas Supreme Court is giving its highest award to a Washburn University law professor who formerly served as the law school's dean and has a long history of helping write legal codes.
The panel also left in place the district court injunction that blocking part of Georgia's law making it illegal for someone to knowingly harbor or transport an illegal immigrant during the commission of a crime.
Courts of law in this country do not always treat drink-driving charges with the seriousness they deserve.
Complete coverage of all the latest IRS rulings and procedures affecting individuals in general, along with an up-to-date summary of the most important tax court decisions and tax law changes in this area.
Inquests provide transparency into law enforcement actions so the public may have all the facts established in a court of law.
The Ohio Supreme Court won't delay next week's lethal injection of a condemned inmate who wants time to argue he can't be put to death under state and federal laws that prevent the execution of the insane .
A lawyer who challenged Indiana's immigration law in federal court says the US Supreme Court's decision blocking part of a similar law in Arizona shows the Indiana law is unconstitutional.
Attorneys pressing Jacoby & Meyers' attack on New York State's ban on law firms accepting outside investment from non-lawyers may have gotten a ray of hope Oct 5 during oral arguments before the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
We say "Law" and you think first — admit it — of a certain British actor with a thing for a nanny, and then, only moments later, of a certain Supreme Court nominee.
Individuals named herein are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Valle was to appear in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon to face charges of kidnapping conspiracy and unauthorized use of law enforcement records.
Valle, 28, was to appear in federal court in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon to face charges of kidnapping conspiracy and unauthorized use of law enforcement records.
A German man opposed to hunting on ethical grounds but who--under German law--was forced to allow hunting on his land, took his case to the European Court of Human Rights and won.
Justice Loretta Rush is poised to take a leading position on matters of juvenile law and head a proposed Indiana Commission on Children, according to an order of the Indiana Supreme Court issued Tuesday.

In science:

The random numbers ri can be interpreted as fitness in biological evolution, or as the quality of court decisions in a judicial system with law-by-precedent .
Scaling in a simple model for surface growth in a random medium
Volume II: The laws of thought, The Open Court Publishing Company, Chicago and London, , First published .