court,n.1. A governmental body consisting of one or more judges who sit to adjudicate disputes and administer justice .
“A court … is a permanently organized body, with independent judicial powers defined by law, meeting at a time and place fixed by law for the judicial public administration of justice.” 1 William J. Hughes, Federal Practice, Jurisdiction & Procedure§ 7, at 8 (1931). 2. The judge or judges who sit on such a governmental body .3. A legislative assembly .4. The locale for a legal proceeding .5. The building where the judge or judges convene to adjudicate disputes and administer justice . — Also termed (in sense 5) courthouse.