Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a building that houses judicial courts
  2. (noun, artifact) a government building that houses the offices of a county government

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Alternate forms of Courthouse

Hypernyms: government building, house

Origin of the word Courthouse

  1. late 15c., from court + house. In Virginia and the Upper South, it also can mean "county seat." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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